For posterity's sake, please watch the above video, an MSNBC segment wherein millionaire Rep. Diane Black does her best to combat the effects of what appears to be mild nitrous oxide ingestion or the kind of malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.
In a conversation with MSNBC's Thomas Roberts, Black chuckled and guffawed her way through evidence suggesting a majority of Americans want to see taxes raised on the very wealthy. From Raw Story:
“...But here’s my question: If I say I want my neighbor to pay more than what I pay — I don’t care what level you’re at, you will always have that happen — but I think that what a lot of the American people are not aware of is how it’s going to directly impact them, and that is their jobs. Because these are the job creators.”
“How in the world can you just continue to stay on that topic and not turn to the other side and say, ‘Our spending is the problem,’” she continued. “We can not raise taxes enough to take care of a trillion dollars worth of deficit spending every single year.”
“And so let’s get off of this and get onto the other side and start talking about what we have to do to cut our spending, to reform those entitlement programs that are the debt drivers. And then do pro-growth tax reform that will stimulate the economy, get the money coming in. It’s the best way to get the money coming in.”
The National Journal reported in 2011 that financial disclosure information put Black’s net worth at between $16 million and $74 million. At the time, she was one of only two freshmen lawmakers on the Ways and Means Committee, which is responsible for writing tax law.
Indeed, for a woman who passionately rallied against the supposed tyrannies of ObamaCare, she surely stands to reap a pretty penny (or several millions of them) now that the legislation is the law of the land. But at least this time, her money and her mouth seem to be in the same fetid place.