Is It Still Class Warfare When the Rich Are Asking for a Tax Increase?

Posted: October 5, 2011 by jerkmag in RANT -- politics
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These are the guys the Tea party supports!

The GOP insists up and down that any attempt to raise taxes on the upper class constitutes class warfare. This isn’t my assessment, by the way. They said it themselves. In a time when there is an utter insistence on balancing the U.S. budget, the GOP track records have insisted on extensions of the Bush administration’s tax cuts, which added $1.7 trillion dollars to the national deficit.

They also displayed an outright refusal to allow any form of revenue gathering in the form of tax increases when it came time to raise the debt ceiling, and are now resisting any attempt to tax those making over $1 million annually, denouncing it as inciting Class Warfare.

Now, never mind the fact their stated goals and actions are completely and utterly contradictory. The tax situation has now gotten so out of hand that some millionaires have even gone public asking to be taxed higher. The now famous Warren Buffet NYT editorial seems to paint the picture pretty clearly: Those making money have tax loopholes they can take advantage of.

This is something we’ve all kind of known, but now it’s clearer than ever that taxes should be raised. Fox News predictably reacted; by calling Warren Buffet a socialist.  Now, this is old news. The latest to actually show a sense of conscience and civic duty is Google millionaire Doug Edwards. Edwards publicly asked Obama to raise his taxes claiming, “I would like very much to have the country to continue to invest in things like Pell grants and infrastructure and job training programs that made it possible for me to get to where I am.”

Wow, I’m going to go do a Google search just to support this guy. To me, things like these are a glimmer of hope that there is some sanity to be restored to American politics. I’m just waiting now for the next article that will soon label Edwards the next Leon Trotsky, the role of Lenin already being portrayed by Barack Obama.

-Alex Perez

  1. […] how it works: So you’re not a part of the extremely wealthy, tax cut privileged one percent–shocking–and you’ve been struggling to make ends meet. Maybe you’re in […]

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