By Jamison Foser
decades, the gap between the
super-rich and everyone else has steadily grown,
in part because of policy approaches that favor the wealthy, like cuts in
estate taxes and a myopic belief that the most important taxes are
the taxes paid only by the rich. Now, with President
Obama proposing a tax increase for income above $1 million, Republicans are predictably howling
about "class warfare."
long been a favorite rhetorical ploy of conservatives and many in the media. Five years ago, Warren
Buffett cut the nonsense: "There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class,
the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."
was right: The rich are winning, and they're doing so with the help of
Republican politicians, the foot soldiers in the war against the middle class
and poor. As you listen to people like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-OH) disingenuously
denounce class warfare, keep in mind some recent examples of what it really looks
Rep. Steve King: Unemployment Benefits Have Created
"A Nation Of Slackers"
Does Sen. Hatch Think It's "Perverse" When
Millionaires Don't Pay Taxes?
Rep. Gohmert Ridicules Effort To Protect The Unemployed
From Hiring Discrimination
After Backing Tax
Breaks For Big Oil, Sen. Johnson Tells Poor Kids To Tighten Belts
Heritage's Refrigerator-Based Dismissal Of Poverty Wrongly Defines "Typical" Poor Families
Rep. Allen West's Class Warfare
Rep. West Has No Sympathy For Blind Woman On Food Stamps:
"Stop Creating Victims"
Rep. Cantor Throws
Young, Unemployed Under The Bus To Protect Rich People From Taxes
Coburn/Lieberman Plan Cuts Medicare To Pay For Tax Cuts
For The Wealthy
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Coburn/Lieberman Plan To Raise Retirement Age Hits
Lower-Income Workers Hardest
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