Sen. Jon Kyl’s Sick of Hearing About “Middle Class”, Wishes President Obama Would Just Shut-Up
Kyl said that President Obama talks about the middle class all the time, and he’s tired of it.
“We have a president who talks incessantly about class, particularly the middle class,” Kyl said.
According to Kyl, even the term “middle class” is “misguided and wrong” (maybe he’d prefer “soon to be serfs” ) and “even dangerous.” And by talking about the middle class, Kyl says President Obama is ”spreading economic resentment [that] weakens American values” and ignoring “the uniquely meritocratic basis of our society.”
In fact, Kyl doesn’t think we should have any discussion of class at all.
“I just think the whole discussion of class is wrong. It’s not what we do here in America,” said Kyl. He added, “I don’t think there’s anything called ‘middle class values’ that are different from the values of other people in this country. Tell me what’s different about the values of someone who the president identifies as middle class?”
Sen. Kyle goes on to say that we should not be discussing inequality because such discussions are un-American.
“When Michael Jordan came, after he established how great he would be, he was given an enormous, almost unheard of salary. Did the other players say, ‘That’s not fair?’ No, actually all the other players got big salary increases, too,” Kyl said. “The whole franchise did well, the people selling popcorn, the people parking the cars … made more money than they ever would have had Michael Jordan never came to the team.”
And that’s Kyl’s solution to inequality in America: Stop talking about it, adore the rich, and then things will just take care of themselves.
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