“Sowing class envy and social unrest is not what we do in America. I think the president is doing that. I think he’s [Obama’s] preying on the emotions of fear, envy and anger and that is not constructive to unifying America,” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Paul Ryan says Obama is a “divider.” Ryan also says Republicans don’t want to put barriers to prevent social and economic upward mobility.
“I don’t worry about people who are already rich. I’m worried about getting people to become successful, removing those barriers so that people who have never seen success before can actually become successful. And when you keep raising all these tax rates, all these regulatory barriers on successful small businesses, how are we going to get the jobs of tomorrow? This redistribution idea, of pitting people against each other, does not work, it’s divisive, and it hardly gives us the kind of attitude we want for businesses to take risks so they can succeed in the future.”
From Real Clear Politics – 10/09/2011