Calling the Kettle Black
They claim class warfare is coming from the other side, but —
The wealthiest Americans don’t need further tax cuts and in many cases aren’t even asking for them. Requiring that they pay their fair share is the only practical way forward. The Republican alternative is to drastically slash education, gut Medicare, let roads and bridges crumble, and privatize Social Security. That’s not the America we believe in — but many in the Republican leadership actually prefer those policies, which explains their refusal to act.
That’s why they’ll say “tax increase” over and over again, trying to muddy the waters and trick ordinary Americans into thinking the Buffett Rule will hurt them. And if we don’t speak out right now, they just might get away with it.
If you stand with President Obama in this fight and want to see the Buffett Rule passed — say you’ll get his back now.
Of course, the Buffett Rule won’t really touch most Americans — only 0.3% of households will even be affected.
And without it, the only way to reduce our debt is to savage the programs that seniors and middle-class families rely on.
That is an excerpt I received from an elect Obama email (barackobama.com). The irony is of course this very email elicits class warfare as depicted in the bold above. We all also know that even if the Buffet Rule was implemented it comes nowhere near closing the revenue gap. Yet the senior turkey at the WH is proposing another $1.5T in taxes. As the scene was depicted in the movie Dr. Strangelove, — What we have here is an ability to compute gap.
If we don’t tax the top .3% grandma and pa will be eating cat food they say. If that is not class warfare I don’t know what is. The irony of all this is, ObamaCare is going to cut Medicare payments and raise rates in 2012, and then really kick seniors in the balls come 2013.
That, ladies and gentlemen, really is class warfare!