Back when progressives were pushing Obamacare down the throats of Americans, every protest and interruption was making national news. When conservative leaders speak out against out of control spending, however, the same treatment gets ignored by anyone in the mainstream media.
You can see video of Paul Ryan being drowned out by protestors below:
“Remember when the press said that these Tea Party people were out of control?” Glenn asked.
“I remember because they said it every day.” Stu said.
“Heaven forbid if anybody at one of those town hall meetings would have interrupted a congressman for a minute or, you know, a few seconds. These people just shout you down until you can't be heard at all. There's no getting the message out,” Pat said.
Full transcript below:
CONSTITUENT: The middle class is disappearing right now. During this time of prosperity, the top 1 percent was taking about 10 percent of the total annual income, but yet today we are fighting to not let the tax breaks for the wealthy expire? And we’re fighting to not raise the Social Security cap from $87,000? I think we’re wrong.
RYAN: A couple things. I don’t disagree with the premise of what you’re saying. The question is what’s the best way to do this. Is it to redistribute… (Crosstalk)
CONSTITUENT: You have to lower spending. But it’s a matter of there’s nothing wrong with taxing the top because it does not trickle down.
RYAN: We do tax the top. (Audience boos). Let’s remember, most of our jobs come from successful small businesses. Two-thirds of our jobs do. You got to remember, businesses pay taxes individually. So when you raise their tax rates to 44.8 percent, which is what the president is proposing, I would just fundamentally disagree. That is going to hurt job creation.