Health or Taxes?
A family of four who own their home, put their kids through top private schools via scholarships, and earn a middle-class income.
Would you have guessed this would fit the perfect profile of a family used in tax cut propaganda by Republicans, but would be villified by the same Republicans if used to justify helping that family pay for health insurance?
This is what I saw with the bizarre class warfare going on in the fight over S-CHIP reform in Congress. Rather than arguing the merits of the proposed reforms, the GOP dug into the family’s finances and whined about it. If this were a fight over capital gains taxes, they would have cheered the family’s “entrepeneurial spirit” and “smart investing”.
I’m sorry, but hypocrisy is a terrible stripe for a politician to wear when talking about middle-class voters and whether they deserve tax cuts or help in paying for private insurance they might not otherwise get (due to pre-existing conditions).