This is rich. Rep. Paul Ryan went home to a town hall to tout his plan to end Medicare and further cut taxes on the rich, who already enjoy the lowest tax rates in decades.
How about this? He was met with defenders for the dying middle class and his tax cut for the rich got BOOED.
In a video posted by ThinkProgress, an attendee at the event this week told Ryan that he believes the rich should pay higher taxes to help close the deficit and strengthen Social Security.
"The middle class is disappearing right now," he said. "During this time of prosperity, the top 1 percent was taking about 10 percent of the total annual income, but yet today we are fighting to not let the tax breaks for the wealthy expire?"
Ryan protested that "We do tax the top," before being drowned out by the audience's jeers.
Wonder if we could get Tim Griffin and Rick Crawford to schedule a town hall on tax cuts for the wealthy and the end of Medicare.
UPDATE: More rich material still. Polling of Tea Partyers finds that 70 percent of them don't want the Republicans messing with their Medicare or Medicaid. DON'T LET THE GOVERNMENT TOUCH MY MEDICARE, DAMMIT! I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!