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Class Warfare

Obama The Confidence Builder

WASHINGTON — When President Obama spoke to the nation Tuesday evening, his way was that of a politically moderate, temperamentally optimistic Democratic governor. He offered a long list of relatively modest but helpful programs that many voters will warm to and Republicans ought to have a hard time opposing. Obama took a State of the […]

January 29, 2014

Class Warfare? Most Americans Support Higher Taxes For The Rich

Before the GOP presidential hopefuls take the stage for tonight’s debate and prepare to decry Obama’s “class warfare,” they might want to mull over the fact that most people — including 53 percent of Republicans — support higher taxes for the wealthiest Americans. Even so, not a single politician participating in the debate has backed […]

October 11, 2011

Why Occupy Wall Street Should Scare Republicans

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) — In Florida this week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was asked about the growing Occupy Wall Street movement. “I think it’s dangerous, this class warfare,” he said. Romney’s right. It may be dangerous — to his chances of being elected. Occupy Wall Street, now almost three weeks old, isn’t like the […]

October 7, 2011

IMF: Want To Fix The Economy? Tackle Income Inequality.

To solve our economic woes, it turns out the government should focus less on free trade and debt and more on alleviating income inequality: A new study — by the IMF, no less — found that countries with more equally distributed income tended to have longer growth spells. This information, in light of a rapidly […]

October 4, 2011

Middle-Class Americans Suffer In Silence, For Now

Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s proposed tax on millionaires has restored the issue of “class warfare” to the forefront of politics. The new tax plan follows a week of intense campaigning by the president for his jobs bill, and of considerable attention devoted to a Census Bureau finding that poverty rose to a […]

September 20, 2011