Saturday, November 13, 2010
Reverse Robin Hood
Sen. Bob Corker has been driving all over Tennessee giving a PowerPoint presentation about America's debt problem and his ideas to fix it.
In his snake oil plan, Corker says, everything is on the table and "we all must make sacrifices."**
**Except The Rich, like Corker.
Senator Bob favors extending the Bush tax breaks for the wealthiest 2 percent.
How does he plan to offset those tax breaks and balance the budget? By taking from Medicare and Social Security.
Take from the poor and give to the rich.
From News Channel 9 (http://m.newschannel9.com/news/senator-996155-bob-corker.html):
"Senator Corker said he believes the country has to act within three years or face catastrophic economic consequences. He said that means cutting federal spending from defense to social security and medicare.
"I don't think there's anything in our budgets that should be off the table," Senator Corker said.
But a number of people at Friday's town hall meeting said the middle class and elderly are being told to make the sacrifices while the wealthiest people get tax breaks.
"I think a lot of this will hit the middle class and elderly and my concern is the Republican Party has gone against the idea of taxing the wealthy," Roger Meyer said.
When talk about cutting so-called "entitlements" began some people walked out of the meeting while others applauded Frank Pate's comments.
"I'm 66 years old, worked all my life and I resent with great fervor the fact that I'm considered being a burden on the country in the name of entitlements," Pate said.
There was also opposition to extending tax cuts for the rich, which Senator Corker said he supports, even from people in the top 2% income bracket.