[VIDEO] Secretary of Labor: Wealthy Americans 'don't even want a tax break'

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America’s rich are not interested in seeing their taxes go down, United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis claimed before a large crowd of college students in Washington DC late last month.
“The Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote so we can tax the higher income people, who really don’t even want a tax break,” Solis said, speaking at the annual Campus Progress conference.  

Solis was referring to a piece of legislation Democrats have repeatedly brought up in the Senate this year that would ensure that income earned through capital gains would be taxed at least 30 percent.  So far Democrats, who control the upper chamber,  have been unable to garner the 60 votes necessary to move the legislation through the Senate.

WATCH: Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis tells college students wealthy Americans "don't even want a tax break."

Conservatives are “not thinking about… the well-being of our country,” continued the labor Secretary. They only “take care of their own.”

Solis’s comments were made at time when income tax for wealthy Americans are already near a historic high. For example, individuals who earn more than $178,650 in 2012 will owe Uncle Sam at least 33 percent of their salaries.

The comments were directed at an audience of more than 1,000 college students representing 450 schools from around the country.

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