Pure silliness: GOP chair says Dems secretly oppose aid to the jobless
No one I know has ever accused Reince Priebus of being very smart.
THIS might help explain why:
The economic debate in Washington, D.C., is pretty straightforward. Democrats are eager to extend unemployment benefits, raise the minimum wage, expand Medicaid access, and preserve food-stamp spending as a way to help those who are struggling. Republicans believe these investments aren’t worthwhile and want to move in the opposite direction.
But Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus apparently believes there’s a hidden subtext lurking just below the surface. Sure, he says, Democrats claim they want these measures to pass and become law, but secretly Dems want their ideas to fail in Congress. At least, that’s the case the RNC chair made to conservative radio host Lars Larson yesterday.
“All of this kind of stuff is ridiculous because we’re spending all of our time actually talking and perpetrating what the Democrats actually want. They don’t want this to pass, Lars, what they want to do is they want to talk about these things, they want to talk about minimum wage and what they want to do ultimately is create a campaign issue, this sort of rich vs. poor, the same old thing they can do and avoid Obamacare. That’s what they want.”