Obama and the American Dream
In the long term, we have to rethink our tax system more fundamentally. We have to ask ourselves: Do we want to make the investments we need in things like education and research and high-tech manufacturing — all those things that helped make us an economic superpower? Or do we want to keep in place the tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans in our country? Because we can’t afford to do both. That is not politics. That’s just math. (Laughter and applause.)
It was wrong. It combined the breathtaking greed of a few with irresponsibility all across the system. And it plunged our economy and the world into a crisis from which we’re still fighting to recover. It claimed the jobs and the homes and the basic security of millions of people — innocent, hardworking Americans who had met their responsibilities but were still left holding the bag.
Here i'll try to deconstruct your presumptions: "class warfare" is term that the right wing came up with, that implys some measure of jealousy ... they have it, we don't, we're envious ... we think you should give it to us through the government. The good thing is, that dreadful element that any practical minded person would reject (including me) is simply not in the Obama language, nor in his proposals. Try talking to me about this issues and not foisting that poison pill in there.
For example you might answer the thought problem i posed on Facebook:
That is the worst case scenario of the government taxing people who can afford to pay and distributing to those who have problems. I think the biggest part of that is medicaid, food stamps, rent subsidies, and student loans. I really do want you to picture our society where those programs would be eliminated and and the rest of us have a decreased tax bill. Is that a better society, or a worse one?
Definition for class warfare:
I have found nothing in Obama's speeches that demonize wealthy people; nor have i found anything in his actions that unfairly peanilize the upper economic class. Obviously if you want to oppose Obama you will paint him as doing something despicable. It is all just rhetoric, i am not interested. But yes i am interested in perceiving troubles in our society and what the solutions might be.
Sorry dude, the angry droids of reason are worn out on this one: