Quote: "I don't know what the poor, the elderly, the disabled, or our foster children have done to Republicans to deserve this… just a few days before Christmas." Congressman Charles Rangel
Figure of Speech: aporia, the figure of doubt.
The Scrooges in Congress snuck back to their districts after passing a nasty budget package in the wee hours. They saved a half of one percent of federal spending by slashing Medicare, Medicaid, and student loans while keeping subsidies for drug companies.
Rangel uses an aporia (Greek for "at a loss"), a figure of real or pretended doubt. In his case, we suppose it's pretended.Snappy Answer: "The Republicans have nothing against the poor. They're just clearing the way for more tax cuts."