Congressman John Fleming (R-LA) appeared on MSNBC to talk about Obama’s new deficit reduction plan. Or rather, to argue against Obama’s plan to make the rich pay as much in taxes as the middle class do (Fleming is a multi-millionaire business owner). Fleming actually complained that after paying expenses and feeding his family “I have maybe $400,000 left over”.
He repeated several times the Republican talking point that it is the rich who create jobs, and that “class warfare has never created a job”. But when asked if he would have to lay off any of his employees if his taxes were raised, he changed the subject.
Oh, and in a separate interview with the Wall Street Journal, Fleming said that “he spends very little time on day-to-day management” of his businesses, which I guess is what leaves him the time to also pull in a salary as a US Representative.
Some people really need to get over themselves.