Class warfare, indeed

The party of greed, guns and God has now stooped to a new low in shameless hypocrisy – branding Obama’s call for higher taxes on the wealthy as “class warfare.” Almost as sickening is their pious claim that calling on corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share of the bill for the enormous benefits they’ve received amounts to “divisiveness.”

In truth, Republicans have waged class warfare against anyone who isn’t wealthy. During Republican administrations from Reagan on, wages have fallen or remained stagnant, jobs have moved overseas, workplace benefits have been gutted and unions attacked. The goals of the GOP have been to protect property instead of people, to “unburden” business from laws mandating basic fairness and to kowtow to the rich in return for their favors.

It’s long past time to stop appeasing people who deride centrists as radicals and brand liberals as traitors. It’s time to start acknowledging the truth – there is such a thing as class warfare in this country, it’s been directed against the poor (a group that includes more Americans than ever) and unless we protest it loudly and insistently, it will persist. The Banana Republicans would love to turn this country into a Third World haven where 90 percent of the population slaves for the top 10 percent.

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One thought on “Class warfare, indeed

  1. Oh Boy! When the truth comes out to play – I am only concerned that the ones who NEED this commentary on our daily lives will continue to stick their heads in their collective wallets yelling “Pooh Pooh” and refuse to face real life for the rest of us.

    As an 82-year-old who vividly remembers the challenges faced by my parents during the First Depression – and now must face The Second Depression currently affecting my own children and me – leaves me so frightened every day about how any of us will survive this time? While President Obama is trying to fight the current demons left behind by the disastrous BUSH and cohorts regime – I have no understanding of why the educated, thinking, un-Jesus Democrats and Independents con’t support his ideas more strongly and loudly. Otherwise – we again will get more and more of the same dreadful ways of life shoved forward daily by the real villians.

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