(CNSNews.com) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that the U.S. Senate should not extend the Bush tax cuts to people like Paris Hilton.
“What we have before us is something that the Republicans in the House have sent us their version of this. It's the ‘Help Paris Hilton’ legislation. It would give people like her a tax break for doing nothing, nothing,” Reid said.
The top Senate Democrat added: “$46 billion of the American people's money to help Paris Hilton and others.”
Reid also said that rich Americans are “doing really well” and went on to say that the wealthiest Americans pay the lowest tax rates in more than 50 years.
“I mean create a million jobs, I’m sorry, a million jobs. Give small business, not Paris Hilton, but small businesses across America today a tax credit for hiring new people,” Reid continued.
Reid made his remarks on the Senate floor discussing the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act, legislation Reid himself sponsors.
Ironically, Hilton is a small businesswoman and owner of Paris Hilton Footwear, whose shoes are sold by Macy’s and other top department stores and retailers.
The Bush tax cuts are set to expire at the end of 2012.