On Monday, Obama was saying, "This isn't political grandstanding. This isn't class warfare. This is simple math."
But what has he added now when asked if he has an issue with class warfare? "You know what? If asking a billionaire to pay the same rate as a plumber or a teacher makes me a warrior for the middle class, I wear that charge as a badge of honor."
"Warrior for the middle class. First of all, Mr. President, you're not a warrior for the middle class. You are a warrior for the lower class. Which ‑‑ which all ‑‑ well, I should say you have a lot in common with Hugo Chavez. Because that's what he does. Usually people like Hugo Chavez get people just strung out on federal programs, get them strung out on welfare, get them dependent on the government. And then you come in and you claim that's middle class policy, you know, but I'm sure I don't want to compare you to Hugo Chavez," Glenn said.
" If asking a billionaire to pay the same rate as a plumber makes me a class warrior? No, telling everybody that a billionaire and a plumber pay the same class rate, that doesn't make you a class warrior. That makes you a liar. You're a liar, Mr. President, because you're lying," Pat said.
The President is not asking a plumber and a billionaire to pay the same amount or even the same rate, Pat explained, but rather he's asking the wealthy to pay more.
For more on Obama's proposal, check out Stu's analysis here.