GOP Rep. Abruptly Ends Town Hall After Questions About Tax Cuts For The Rich
Congressman Rick Crawford of Arkansas, like some of his fellow Republicans, are facing tough questions at town hall meetings. In Crawford’s case, when it heated up, he left the kitchen. After heated questions about why services are being cut while corporations and the wealthy are off the hook for taxes, Crawford responded by declaring, “We’re done!” (via Think Progress)
CONSTITUENT 1: [The GOP budget ] is a significant tax cut for the wealthy.
CRAWFORD: A 10 percent tax cut?
CONSTITUENT 2: Wouldn’t that be class warfare against the poor people?
CRAWFORD: Well, you’re asking me if I want to continue taxing at a higher rate the people that are creating jobs and no-
CONSTITUENT 2: They’re not creating jobs, though! They haven’t created any more jobs! … They’re taking them all overseas!
CONSTITUENT 3: Are you taking any more questions?
CRAWFORD: No, we’re done.
CONSTITUENT 3: We’re done?
CRAWFORD: We’re done.
CONSTITUENT 4: During the Bush administration, and the tax cuts, how many jobs were created?
CRAWFORD: I don’t have those numbers.
CONSTITUENT 4: Three million. During the Clinton administration, where he raised taxes on the highest bracket to 39.5, how many jobs were created? 22 million. You’re going to tell me that tax cuts create jobs?!
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