The Republican philosophy to reward those who need it least.
I seem to remember a similar out-of-touch comment by apex plutocrat Nelson Rockefeller, who once began a bloviation with “Take the typical family with an income of $100,000…” at a time when the median income was a tenth of that. He just picked some arbitrary number that was so low, he just knew nobody but a peasant could live on it.
From the article:
“Unless they can distract the public with other issues, they may pay a steep political price for it.” It’s those “other issues”—North Korea, Iran, Jerusalem, Afghanistan, etc., etc. that have me concerned.
Typical Republican campaign slogan translated:
I’ve got mine, now gimme yours.
Unless, of course their going to the family values playbook, in which case it’s:
Jebus is going to throw your ass in hell if you vote for a Democrat.