Harry Reid has said a lot of outrageous and funny things over the years, but his funniest comment may have been on KNPR this week when he said the rich want to pay more in taxes.
“The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The rich know that. The rich are willing to pay more. They’re not the ones out here saying please don’t tax me. But the only people who feel there shouldn’t more coming into the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress. Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more,” Reid said.
Everybody is just all too happy to pay more taxes to help cover the $3.7 trillion in welfare the federal government alone has shelled since Obama took office — that’s means tested welfare and does not include Social Security and Medicare. That’s more than twice what we’ve spent on two wars since 2001.
A Cato Institute analysis found that in Nevada — where the minimum wage of $8.25 an hour is a dollar higher than the federal minimum — a person on welfare could rake in the equivalent of $14.34 an hour. Of course, everyone is willing to pay more in taxes for those on the dole, especially since a majority of American households pay no federal income tax — or received an earned-income tax payment as part of the $55 billion paid out this past year, a quarter of which was fraudulent. That’s democracy in action. Majority rule.