…. Just the latest in class warfare rhetoric from the Democrats
Do you notice how the Democrats are cranking up the class warfare rhetoric? The ObamaMedia, of course, is loving it, and they’ve shown their eagerness to promote the message right into the election. Just know this … the media – with exceptions of course – is dedicated to the reelection of The Community Organizer. The only real tactical question is just how obvious they are going to be about it. The dumb masses must be reeled in — so let’s not make it too obvious.
Actually … it looks like the dumb masses have already been reeled in. According to Gallup’s 2011 Economic and Finance poll, 57% of Americans believe that money and wealth in this country should be more evenly distributed among a larger population. If you are a Democrat, that number increases to 70% who believe the government should tax the rich more heavily in order to spread the wealth around. About one-half of Americans think that the government should actually take care of this redistribution. Unbelievable. What will happen to the productive class in this society if they are punished more for their success? Well that’s a no brainer. They will be less successful. Some (many?) will just say “the hell with it” and fold their tents. Some of those tents go into storage and their owners just retire. Other tents get pitched in foreign lands. You do not get more of a behavior you punish. I’d say confiscation of wealth is a high form of punishment for a productive member of society.
Let’s look at just the last few days as the rhetoric has ramped up to a new level. Here are just a few of the quotes over the last few days:
* White House press secretary Jay Carney: “Americans are not like — ‘I demand this, you know, I draw the red line here and I draw this in the sand.’ They just want us to get something done that’s sensible, that spreads the sacrifice and spreads the prosperity.”
* Zbigniew Brzezinski on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”: “It seems to me that if America were really expanding economically, that kind of wealth, that kind of disparity is palpable. But when you have stagnation when you have a chronic case of unemployment, the sense of social injustice can be terribly demoralizing and politically in the long run, very dangerous. It can politicize social economic issues, create radicalism, class conflict [and] extremism and I think that is a real risk in our society. Especially since so many of those who made so much money recently produce very little wealth for others. They essentially pocket the money. They are engaged in financial manipulations but not in enhancing productivity and increasing employment.”
* In a letter to Obama from Sen. Bernie Sanders: “The wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations in this country must pay their fair share. At least 50 percent of any deficit reduction package must come from revenue raised by ending tax breaks for the wealthy and eliminating tax loopholes that benefit large, profitable corporations and Wall Street financial institutions.”
* Former Obama czar, Van Jones claims at a “Rebuild the Dream” conference: “We do not have to keep suffering like this America because we are not broke. We were robbed, and somebody has our money.”
On top of these statements we also have Obama’s weekly radio address over the weekend, his townhall last week, and Harry Reid’s Sense of the Senate from yesterday. We are seeing an all-out war against the high achievers in the United States. Question is, are you ready to fight back? More importantly, do you believe that your representatives in Washington are ready to fight for you? Until this point, Republicans have stood firm, stating that a debt solution would be revenue neutral – no tax increases. But yesterday Republican Senator Jon Kyl said that Republicans have tentatively agreed to “increased revenue” between $150 billion and $200 billion. Kyl says, “If the government sells something and gets revenue from it, that’s revenue. If there is a user fee of some kind and we want to raise that to keep up with the times, that’s revenue. And if you add up all of the revenues that we Republicans have agreed to, it’s between $150 billion and $200 billion.” Right, Senator Kyl, user fees are revenue. But my fear is that the Republicans will cave into Democrat demands to get rid of some tax deductions for higher income earners .. and those moves translate into tax increases, pure and simple.
I’d recommend reading this excellent article by Steve McCann: Obama’s Class Warfare Harms America. Liberals are not offering solutions by pushing this wealth envy on the American public. What they are doing is trying to avoid the fact that their liberal dreams and schemes of big government are not the same dreams and schemes that made America great. America’s greatness does not come from government; therefore Democrats will never be the source of American greatness.