It looks like the President wants to move down the class warfare path. Class warfare will simply divide this country more, will attack job creators, divide people, and it doesn’t grow the economy.
|Representative Paul Ryan|
It's only class warfare when it's hurting the rich, apparently.
Think about it. In 2001 and 2003, President Bush cut taxes on the rich. These tax cuts were, supposedly, for the purpose of "creating jobs." (It's fairly easy to take a look around and see how well that worked.) Did Republicans let loose their accusations of "class warfare" then? Well no. Of course not.
But fast forward a few years to 2010, when those tax cuts were about to expire. Suddenly, Republicans were pouring out of the woodwork, their shouts of "class warfare!" ringing through the air. It was almost impossible to have a conversation about the subject over their cries.
As GOP Senator Orrin Hatch said, "“The place where you’ve got to get revenues has to come from the middle class."
It's obvious how the Regressives think: taxing the rich is wrong, it's class warfare. On the other hand, taxing the middle class and the poor is great! It's simply sharing the burden! We all must do our civic duty, after all! Funny how "civic duty" only comes up when they're talking about people with less money than them.
The Republican agenda is clear: they are trying to create an American noble class. So far, they are succeeding. The rich are immune to laws that would destroy an average citizen's life. At a time when the government is intruding more and more on our personal lives, the rich are almost free from government interference. It would be almost admirable, if we were grading them on a scale of villainy, but we're not. It's repugnant on almost every level.
A noble class can't exist without a peasant class. Guess which one we're in.
Class warfare is being waged. It's being waged by the Republican elite against a middle-class they see as weakened and struggling. They will do everything they can to grind us away, up to and including increased taxation, the removal of social benefits, and taking away our right to vote.
Obama's tax reform and Buffett's millionaire tax will not stop them, by themselves. But they are important first steps that we need to take, if we're going to defend ourselves against the agenda of the Republican elite.
Call or write your Congressmen and let them know that you support Obama's taxation reform. Even if they're a Republican, make sure they know which side you're on.
They can only win if we let them win.