“Republicans fighting for millionaires and billionaires is not a new story,” said Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the floor of the US Senate yesterday. It happens to be the current story too.
Well, in the case of the fiscal cliff, House Republicans are actually fighting for the 2 percent, or the affluent American families who earn more than $250,000 a year.
“…threatening middle class families with higher taxes is their strategy,” Whitehouse said. “The hostage strategy, with the middle class as the hostages, as Republicans fight for who they really care about.”