Kristol: GOP In Danger Of Looking Like "They Don't Care For Middle Class"
BILL KRISTOL: The Republicans are in real risk in my view now of looking like theyâ€™re defending keeping the current tax rates for the wealthy -- the Bush tax rates for the wealthy -- and right now the official Republican position is let the payroll tax rate go back up by 2 points. That is a 2 percentage point increase on every American, but itâ€™s a marginal -- Republicans care about marginal rates â€” itâ€™s a marginal increase on everyone making less than a $100,000 a year
I really worry that Republicans under President Obama -- we consider that he's overreaching, it's too much, you know. At the end of the day, President Obama is selling a very simple message, â€˜I want to keep taxes low for middle class Americans,â€™ and Republicans look like, Iâ€™m worried, are in the position of looking as if they donâ€™t care about the middle class and just want to keep tax rates low for wealthy Americans. (Fox News Sunday, December 2, 2012)