Cory Booker fired up the base with his statement that raising taxes on the rich is patriotic. I am not sure if he meant the rich would be considered more patriotic, or the ones who raise the taxes are wrapped in the flag. I know he is wrong; his example of supporting the military exercises in which our troops are involved irks the freaking crap outta me.
Patriotism is a voluntary thing, paying taxes, not so much. I can understand Cory’s wanting more money for Newark,, where he serves as mayor, but the desire seems to have clouded his vision, or he is trying to make amends for calling Obama’s attacks on Bain capital ‘nauseating’, by carrying the President’s water.
Taxes are necessary, and a case can be made that is patriotic to pay them. But equating the raising of taxes on one segment of Americans with patriotism is equivalent to calling those who want to lower taxes unpatriotic; it is a divisive move, one that will backfire on the dems. Certainly, this statement, paired with the ‘we belong to the government’ theme, is making the Republicans’ job easy for them. In fact, the repubs should just sit back and let the dems feed them raw meat like this, they are better at making themselves look silly than any GOP operative ever could.
Mr. Mayor, stick to saving families from burning buildings, that is the kind of news the Dems need,