Sarah Jean Seman

The rich don’t mind high taxes, in fact, they want to pay more, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) claimed during a radio interview with KNPR radio Thursday.

The host asked Reid if he would be willing to make concessions on Medicare and Social Security in a long-term budget deal. Not only did Reid instruct to “stop talking about that” and “get something else in your brain,” he also had these words of wisdom:

“…the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The rich know that. The rich are willing to pay more. They're not the ones out here saying, 'please don't tax me.' The only people who feel there shouldn't be more coming in to the federal government from rich people are the Republicans in the Congress. Everybody else, including rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more. So, yeah, but we're going to have to have mainstream Republicans step up again.”

Wait, only the Republicans in Congress don't want higher taxes on the rich so more money doesn't go to the government? Is Reid trying to help out the GOP with this statement?

According to the Senate Majority Leader, the Republican’s 45 attempts to create a budget that would repeal or defund Obamacare was insanity:

“It’s really hard to try to be rational and logical with people who are illogical and not rational.”

Sounds like he took the words right out of a House Republican's mouth.

Listen to more of the interview here:

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