As the 99 percent movement protests spread across the globe, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) finally agreed yesterday that “there is too much income disparity” in the U.S. and determined that the government should rely on America’s wealthy to take care of this “complaint.” Continuing this theme, Cantor announced today that he will give an address on income disparity “and how Republicans believe the government could help fix it” on Friday. According to his aide, Cantor will specifically focus on how Washington can help “a single working mom…a small business owner..and how we make sure the people at the top stay there.”This is just terrible messaging by Cantor. First, he admits wealth inequality is a problem -- it's an article of faith among wingnuts that it's not. Second, he says government can make people's lives better. Third, the "people on the top" thing is just classic.
Golden opportunity, Democrats.