Rep. George Miller calling out mock tough conservatives — and Gov Christie for that matter. What is the measure of political courage? It isn’t tough to kick poor kids. Finally someone challenges the bullies.
From the interview:
"All morning long people have been talking about ‘tough cuts’ –it’s not tough to take money away from a poor child. It’s not tough to kick a child out of Head Start. You want to do something tough? Take away tax breaks from the hedge fund managers that don’t’ deserve it… Make the oil companies pay the royalties that the taxpayers of this country are owed. That’s tough. You know why? ‘cause they can fight back. Head Start parents don’t get to fight back very much. Poor children don’t get to fight back very much"