Tea Party Congressman David Schweikert, who has spent the entire August break hiding from his constituents (but not his fundraisers) managed to find his way in front of a TV camera this morning to defend the most vulnerable among us, the super-rich.
Schweikert, the self-described “numbers guy” who mismanaged tax-payer funds as county treasurer says billionaire investor Warren Buffett doesn’t know as much about taxation as he does. After reciting a couple of discredited talking points, he has the gull to say that Buffett’s is “hurting his brand” with “many of us” with his calls for shared sacrifice. Of course if Buffett is hurting his brand with the people Schweikert is representing, then he is simultaneously upping his stature as a human being.
Finally, to make sure there was no doubt on just who the congressman was fighting for, Foreclosure Dave backed holding hurricane relief hostage (like he did the U.S. Economy) until the Tea Party gets more spending cuts. Schweikert recently voted to protect subsidies for Big Oil, saying that they were merely a drop in the bucket. Now it seems that disaster relief for suffering Americans, a lesser drop, is just too much.
Is this the kind of person you want representing you? If this the kind of nation we want to live in?