I asked if they would support higher taxes for millionaires if it meant that people like them would get free healthcare. Gaudet didn’t hesitate. “No, because one day we might be the millionaires.”
I can’t tell you how many people I’ve heard speculate that this is the reason why poor conservatives oppose raising taxes — because they don’t see themselves as poor, they see themselves as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.
I never really bought into it. I know they’re dumb, but they can’t be that dumb, I thought. But if you’ve got people saying as much to your face… Jesus.