Dems need to hit back hard on the latest class warfare from John Boehner, who is now calling middle class workers like teachers, cops, firefighters "special interests."
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) slammed Pelosi’s decision to call the House back into session, calling the funding a "payoff to union bosses and liberal special interests":
The American people don’t want more Washington ‘stimulus’ spending – especially in the form of a pay-off to union bosses and liberal special interests. This stunning display of tone-deafness comes at the expense of American workers, who will be hit by another job-killing tax hike because Washington Democrats can’t kick their addiction to more government ‘stimulus’ spending. Democrats should be listening to their constituents – who are asking ‘where are the jobs?’ – instead of scampering back to Washington to push through more special interest bailouts and job-killing tax hikes.
As the Wonk Room explained, this bill is deficit neutral, so there is no "tax hike" necessary. But more importantly, does Boehner really consider teachers, firefighters, and police officers "special interests"?
It doesn't matter if that's what Boehner thinks, it's what he said. Just look at who Boehner continues to fight for: Wall Street, health insurance CEOs, the super-rich and their Bush tax cuts. If that's not class warfare, I don't know what is.
The narrative for this election has presented itself on a silver platter for Dems. Van Hollen takes a stab at it in response to Boehner's ridiculous remarks:
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) released the following statement this morning: "Incredibly, the Republican Leader John Boehner disparagingly referred to those who teach our children, protect our homes, and keep our streets safe as ‘special interests.’ Washington Republicans are opposed to supporting our teachers, firefighters, and policemen at home in order to protect corporate tax loopholes that promote the export of American jobs."
That needs to be repeated ad nauseum between now and November 2nd. The Dems are working for regular Americans, the Republicans for their corporate overlords.
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