Another day, another Dem spouting class-warfare rhetoric and attributing to opponents the most heinous motives for objecting to the American Jobs Act. At least Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) decided to enliven his act with an infantile impersonation that — yep — reminds me pretty exactly of all the millionaires I know.
Meanwhile, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) says: Y’all want to talk about tax hikes? Sure. Just as soon as the federal government stops wasting money.
Sessions calls his basic idea — that Washington should be held accountable for the way it spends tax dollars as the condition for any tax increases — the “Solyndra Rule.” Apt, huh?
The president loves to talk about how Republicans aren’t open to a “balanced approach” to deficit reduction. He talks as though he has only ever proposed to cut spending and raise taxes, when, in fact, he has — time and again — proposed to increase spending and raise taxes.
Sessions asks the president: “Would you be able to look [the American people] in the eye and tell them that you are reducing spending not increasing it?” If the president could look me in the eye and tell me that, I’d feel even more adamantly opposed to his reelection — because I’d know beyond the shadow of a doubt he’s a scarily skilled equivocator.
Conservatives rightly warn Republicans against falling prey again to a deal in which promised spending cuts never materialize but compromising tax hikes do. The Republicans on the Super Committee are faced with such a temptation now. Anytime they feel tempted to turn to the tax hike side of the negotiating table, they should ask themselves in whose camp they’d rather be: Schumer’s or Sessions’.