Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol says that Republicans in
Congress should “take Obama’s offer” to raise taxes on the wealthy
because the GOP shouldn’t “fall on its sword to defend a bunch of
“Four presidents in the last century have won 50 percent of the vote
twice: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Reagan, and Obama,” the conservative
pundit explained. “It pains me to say that, to put him in with those
other three, but it’s a fact.
He continued: “The leadership in the Republican Party and the
leadership in the conservative movement has to pull back, let people
float new ideas. Let’s have a serious debate. Don’t scream and yell when
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 really don’t understand why Republicans don’t take Obama’s offer
to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000 — make it $500,000, make it a
million,” Kristol insisted.
“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 them
live in Hollywood?”
Text via The Raw Story
. Context: "William Kristol
is an American neoconservative political analyst and commentator. He is the founder and editor of the political magazine The Weekly Standard
and a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel.
Kristol is associated with a number of prominent conservative think tanks. He was chairman of the New Citizenship Project from 1997 to 2005. In 1997, he co-founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) with Robert Kagan.
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