Sunday, November 11, 2012

Listen to Bill Kristol

I think it's about damn time that Republicans in Senate and House leadership start listening to Bill Kristol.  He has some good things to say when it comes to letting the Bush tax cuts expire for those making over $250,000.

Politico reports:
"The leadership of the Republican Party and the leadership of the conservative movement has to pull back, let people float new ideas. Let's have a serious debate," Kristol said on "Fox News Sunday." "Don't scream and yell if one person says 'You know what? It won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires.' It really won't, I don't think."[...]

"I don't really understand why Republicans don't take Obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000, make it $500,000, make it $1 million," Kristol said. "Really? The Republican Party is going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic and half of whom live in Hollywood?"
Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, etc. would be wise to listen to Kristol's comments.

1 comment:

Mike Barer said...

I'm sure the Republicans are tired of hearing Democrats analyze them, Tough. Having lived through the Reagan years, I can tell you the first thing they need to do is divorce themselves from Karl Rove. Rove style politics no longer work. The people are on to it. They can see through negative campaigns. Second, CEOs do not make good political candidates, Reagan was an actor who was brilliant at humanizing the corporate side. He presented himself as a friendly face. When does the right wing ever do that?