House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who only 13 days ago declared that he was "increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country," appears to have transformed into a radical communist. He's now acknowledging that America's vast income inequality is potentially problematic. He'll flesh out his ideas in a speech tomorrow at that most suffering of institutions, the Wharton School of Business, where most of the people responsible for our income inequality crisis have picked up a degree or two.
So the choice of location basically confirms that this is all a prank from Cantor. Then again, maybe his aides confused him when they suggested "Wharton School of Business," giving him the impression that it's a place where you learn how to start or grow a business, instead of a place where you learn how to get a job flipping money around at Goldman Sachs. But let's look at what he plans on saying:
The Virginia congressman, the most recent and prominent Republican whipping boy for Democrats, is heading to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania to talk about income disparity and how Republicans believe the government could help fix it, an aide said. The speech will zero in on how Washington could help a "a single working mom…a small business owner…and how we make sure the people at the top stay there," the aide said.
"How Washington could... make sure the people at the top stay there." Maybe by continuing to do exactly what it's been doing for decades? Don't be modest, Cantor. This is the one area where Washington really, really excels.
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