Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has advocated for large financial institutions in the past, but he stuck up for an interesting new segment of the 1 percent on Saturday: teachers, police officers, and firefighters, the Huffington Post reports. In an interview with the Lowell Sun, Brown claimed that President Barack Obama’s proposed tax increase on households that make over $250,000 will fall on the families of public employees like teachers, firefighters, and police officers: Asked which public servants earn that much money, Brown said it is common for police officers to earn well over $100,000 annually when overtime is factored into their pay.
“You throw in a teacher who’s working, plus a summer job, it adds up pretty quickly,” he said. “There’s quite a few of them.”