In a speech on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) explained that Republicans only wanted the rich to go to heaven in their Rapture.
“Recently radio evangelist Harold Camping calculated that the world would end at precisely 6 p.m. on May, 21,” Markey recalled. “Well, he was wrong but much like Harold Camping’s wildly inaccurate predictions, the House Republicans have come up with their own apocalyptic vision: The Republican Rapture.”
“This budget decides who gets lifted up into the economic stratosphere and who gets left behind.”
Billionaires and oil executives will get “raptured” by the Republican plan, while students and the poor get placed in “political purgatory,” according to Markey.
Watch this video from C-SPAN, broadcast June 1, 2011.
[H/T: Think Progress]