Senator Mary Landrieu just compared the federal government raising taxes to a working mom taking a 2nd job to help her family. Note to Senator Landrieu: The government isn’t doing any hard work to earn more tax dollars, they’re just asking for more money from men and women who actually are. Heck, the Senate hasn’t even passed a budget in 1400 days, and just last week Senator Landrieu was caught not paying her own taxes. Talk about tone deaf.
FULL SENATOR LANDRIEU QUOTE:
“… When the senator says she knows what families do in tight budget times, she’s correct. Families do cut back, but they plan their reductions… they don’t pull the rug out from underneath the college tuition for their kids. They don’t kick grandma on the street and put her in a homeless shelter. They make smart decisions about budgets. Let me say to my colleagues on the other side that fail to understand the other part of the equation, madam chair, they also try to bring in more revenue to the family base. Either the wife gets a job or the husband gets a job or the wife goes back to school to get a nursing degree so instead of making $6 an hour, she can bring in $16 or $18 an hour. Families work on both sides of the equation. But for some reason we have half this chamber that only wants to work on one side of the equation. It’s only about cuts, cuts, and more cuts, even though they are senseless, they are dangerous, they do not make sense for our country, and they most certainly don’t just impact the government, of course, which is the enemy of the other side; they impact our economy.”