Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol waves white flag, now says raising taxes on the wealthy “won’t kill the country.” Um, isn’t that what President Obama has been saying all along? Did they forget the president is one of the wealthy people who would pay higher taxes? Bill Kristol appeared on Fox News Sunday and counseled Republican leadership to stop “falling on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires:”
I think honest debate, fresh thinking, leadership in the Republican party and the leadership in the conservative movement has to pull back, let people float new ideas. Let’s have a serious debate. Don’t scream and yell over what one person says.
You know what? It won’t kill the country if Republicans raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. It really won’t, I don’t think.
I don’t really understand why Republicans don’t take Obama’s offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000. Make it $500,000, make it a million.
Really? The Republican party is gonna fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic, and half of whom live in Hollywood and are hostile to Republicans? Source: Think Progress
Watch Bill Kristol on Fox Sunday: