Dana Rohrabacher Identifies National Income Disparity Cause
If that fact alarms you, Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher knows who to blame for the 18-year-old crisis: a Chicago constitutional law professor.
You may have heard of him.
His name is Barack Obama and he is now president of the United States.
But in 1993--when the top 1 percent began its most recent, dramatic income percentage surge, nobody knew of Obama. He wasn't even in the U.S. Senate or even a local elected official. He was a constitutional law professor in Chicago and an associate in a private law firm.
In an Oct. 26 Twitter post, Rep. Rohrabacher--a master of twisting facts to fit his mind-boggling partisan rants--wrote, "If rich getting richer it is because our Chicago machine Prez has channled [sic] $ billions to his cronies, while putting us $ trillions in debt."
So, in Rohrabacher's mind, Obama--who has advocated new taxes on the wealthiest Americans--is a tool of the wealthiest Americans while the congressman's Republican Party, which has adamantly advocated reducing taxes on the wealthiest Americans, is protecting the middle class--a group that got tax breaks under Obama without a single GOP vote in the House of Representatives.
This career congressman has never been a clear thinker, but I'm guessing he was a bit rattled yesterday about a news report that he has been converting campaign contributions into personal family income.
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly