I love it when a politician just lets it all hang out and says what he really believes:
During the Q&A portion of the event, [Senate candidate]Hovde expressed his support for lowering the corporate tax rate, tackling the country’s spending problems and lowering the national debt.
Then, pointing to a reporter in the audience, Hovde said he would love to see the press stop covering sad stories about low-income individuals who can’t get benefits and start covering issues like the deficit more frequently.
“I see a reporter here,” he said. “I just pray that you start writing about these issues. I just pray. Stop always writing about, ‘Oh, the person couldn’t get, you know, their food stamps or this or that.’ You know, I saw something the other day — it’s like, another sob story, and I’m like, ‘But what about what’s happening to the country and the country as a whole?’ That’s going to devastate everybody.”
Yeah, what a bunch of whiners worrying about food when they should be worried about bondholders and their potential profits. It’s Un-American, I tells you. Why it’s downright class war!
(Needless to say, the press is doing the opposite pf what he claims, writing far more fear mongering tales about the deficit boogeyman than individual stories of the depression. But this fellow surely wants all of them stopped.)
Meanwhile, here’s The Kinks. I’m dedicating it to the Wall Street bankers. Nobody sobs harder than they do: