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GOP Rep on Tax Reform: It’s Not About the Rich, It’s About the Successful

On Monday afternoon, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” with host Neil Cavuto. During the interview, the topic turned to tax reform, and how, in Cavuto’s words, “the well to do […] might not see a big tax cut.” When he asked Kelly if maybe tax cuts should be more “balanced out,” Kelly answered that “It depends on how people define balance.”

You can probably guess how it went from there.

Saying that “the people with money are the people who invest money,” Kelly explained that he wanted to make it easier for the rich to invest. “It’s not always about the rich for me, it’s about the successful,” he continued, adding that “I just like to see people be successful” after coming from nothing, but he didn’t explain how that would happen.

“I don’t like the divisiveness right now of trying to grade people, and their giving, on ‘Well, they were just wealthy, that’s why they could do it,'” the car salesman turned Congressman said. “I’m not that type of person. I just think that whenever we win, we win as a team. We don’t win individually. We win as individuals on a team, trying to make America great again, not just [make] me great again.”

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