House Republican leaders have made a shocking discovery! Not all Americans are business owners. In fact, most Americans aren’t business owners. Golly, I don’t know how they figured that out, but I’m sure glad that they did.
In all seriousness, while it is important to look out for small business Republicans usually come off as looking out for big business. Just look at the immigration push that, if passed, will make it even harder for working class Americans to make a decent living. It isn’t small business owners pulling the strings on immigration.
Anyway, for what it’s worth, here is the Washington Examiner’s report on the grand revelation.
“Ninety percent of Americans work for someone else,” Cantor said, according to a source in the room. “Most of them not only will never own their own business, for most of them that isn’t their dream. Their dream is to have a good job, with an income that will allow them to support their family.”
“We shouldn’t miss the chance to talk to these people,” Cantor continued, according to the source, “which is why we will present and pass our plans to relieve the middle class squeeze.”
What was extraordinary about that portion of Cantor’s presentation was not that it was out of place — it was entirely on-target for a political party hoping to win elections in 2014 — but that it came six years into the economic downturn, and decades into a protracted decline in middle-class standards of living. …