Monday, December 24, 2012
Senate Minority Leader Ebenezer J. Scrooge (R-Kentucky) today continues his refusal to support increased taxes on the rich without massive budget cuts. Asked whether the middle class and the poor will suffer because of increased taxes and cuts to entitlement programs, Senator Scrooge responded, "Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?" When asked about the potential of children dying of diseases or starvation due to his party's stonewalling of President Obama's economic policies, Scrooge replied, "Better that they be quick about it, so as to decrease the surplus population." On the subject of gun control, the senator proposed an assault weapons ban for anyone earning less than $250,000 per year.