The rich don’t mind high taxes, in fact, they want to pay more, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) claimed during a radio interview with KNPR radio Thursday.
The host asked Reid if he would be willing to make concessions on Medicare and Social Security in a long-term budget deal. Not only did Reid instruct to “stop talking about that” and “get something else in your brain,” he also had these words of wisdom:
“…the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The rich know that. The rich are willing to pay more. They're not the ones out here saying, 'please don't tax me.' The only people who feel there shouldn't be more coming in to the federal government from rich people are the Republicans in the Congress. Everybody else, including rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more. So, yeah, but we're going to have to have mainstream Republicans step up again.”