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Bush: Don’t call them ‘rich’

Former President George W. Bush speaking in Dallas on March 28. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Bush spoke Tuesday at a tax-policy conference in New York hosted by his presidential institute.

“If you raise taxes on the so-called rich you’re really raising taxes on the job creators,” he explained. So if you want “private-sector growth” then the best thing to do “is to leave capital in the treasuries of the job creators,” Bush said.

We thought those folks were called “rich” because, well, they are. But that, apparently, is not the proper term. They are the “job creators.”So President Obama’s deplorable class warfare rhetoric pits the so-called poor and middle classes against the job creator class.

And don’t try to sneak around that by calling them wealthy, big-wigs, plutocrats, oligarchs, fat-cats, tycoons or robber barons.

They are the true working class, working 24-7 to create jobs for you and other ingrates.

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.


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