Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) compared millionaires who create jobs to unicorns Monday on the Senate floor.
“Millionaire job creators are like unicorns,” he said, according to The Hill. “They are impossible to find and don’t exist.”
Reid said that most of the “fictitious millionaire job creators” are “hedge fund managers or wealthy lawyers that don’t do much hiring.”
The Senate has twice rejected paying for the extension of the one-year payroll tax cut with a surtax on millionaires.
Republicans have said that the millionaire surtax would hurt job creation. “Well, over half of the people who would be taxed under this plan are, in fact, small businesspeople,” said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in November. “And, as a result, you’re going to basically increase taxes on the very people that were hoping will reinvest in our economy and create jobs.”
- Harry Reid: Millionaire Job Creators are Like Unicorns (michellemalkin.com)
- Reid: ‘Millionaire Job Creators Are Like Unicorns…They Don’t Exist’ (biggovernment.com)
- Reid: ‘Millionaire Job Creators Are Like Unicorns…They Don’t Exist’ (breitbart.tv)