The Fallacy of Obama's New 'Class Warfare'
1 year ago
There's been a very different war brewing for some time...
President Obama’s plans to reduce the national deficit by increasing the tax liability of the nation’s wealthiest citizens has been met with great resistance from Republicans who have denounced his efforts as a new form of “class warfare”.
Give me a break, ‘cause I sure need one.
House Speaker John Boehner chided his boss’ efforts: “Pitting one group of Americans against another is not leadership.” President Obama very quickly responded closing the liability gap between wealthy citizens and the working class when it comes to taxes is not forcing division, but rather a matter of “math”.
The class warfare canard is not only terribly false, but it’s also old. The term first made waves on American soil in the 1950’s and 1960’s, during which folk attempted to push a political agenda that served the needs of the upper class-sound familiar? The propaganda machine suggested that interest in the development of social services was actually a growing communist movement.
The use of the term 'class warfare' here is dangerous propaganda, selected for no other reason but to effect a visceral reaction from those who lack the ability or the willingness to sort through their true frustrations with the current administration. It's right up there with "Obamacare" and "Social Security is a Ponzi scheme." It is empty, false and, sadly, able to captivate and energize those who would find fault with President Obama for calling the sky 'blue' and remarking that all days end in 'y'. I say that not as a hopelessly devoted Obama supporter, but as someone who simply recognizes that the methodology used to take shots at this man is less about exposing people to the truth than it is about getting him out of the White House by any means.