Yesterday, radio host Mark Levin blistered Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol over Kristol’s repeated insistence that the Tea Party doesn’t care if President Obama raises taxes on those earning more than $200,000 per year. Kristol said that the Tea Party wouldn’t mind if “a few millionaires pay a couple percent more in taxes.”
Levin busted Kristol in the lip for that foolhardy remark:
Among the others who I think it’s time just to go someplace and talk among yourselves, would be Bill Kristol. I don’t know what he’s added to anything other than giving aid and comfort to Obama’s attack on capitalism and successful people. This has to be the 40th time he’s said something on this …
He doesn’t even know what he’s talking about. Takes it to 39.6 and depending on your capital gains situation, when you sell your home that’s another 3.8 percent, and we’re talking about a million small businesses. I mean, he doesn’t understand the gravity of this situation. On top of that, the principle behind and I don’t mean a theoretical principle, I mean a real, live, moral, tangible principle. It does nothing to slow the spending. This money’s not going to the debt. This money’s going to be spent before it’s even collected.
And then finally, does Kristol know what Obama’s all about? You think Obama’s going to be satisfied with whatever he gets here? You create a head of steam for the guy. Oh then one other finally — you just undermined your base in the Republican Party. It’s not a base for the rich. Stop talking like the lib you used to be, Bill. We’re talking about defending private property rights. We’re talking about defending people whoever they are, however much they earn, whether they’re white, black, yellow, whatever — defending their right to earn a living, to create, to produce.
Levin is the firebrand author of Liberty and Tyranny and Ameritopia, in addition to hosting The Mark Levin Show, heard by 8.25 million people each week.