Republicans Call Obama Plan 'Class Warfare'; Don't Know Definition of 'Warfare'

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Tomorrow, President Obama will unveil a deficit-cutting proposal that will include a revision to the U.S. tax code. The proposed change will feature a higher tax rate for the wealthiest 0.3% of Americans, who currently pay the IRS with a $15 gift card to Sam Goody every April (estimated figure). Good idea, right? "Wrong," say Republican leaders, who spent their Sunday calling the plan "class warfare" to television cameras.

The New York Times, who was the first to report the proposed tax revision, says Republicans think it's "intended to portray Congressional Republicans who resist it as being callously indifferent to the hardships facing many Americans." In related news, Congressional Republicans who resist it are callously indifferent to the hardships facing many Americans.

Paul Ryan told the television cameras in the Fox News Sunday studio, "It adds further instability to our system, more uncertainty, and it punishes job creation. Class warfare may make for really good politics, but it makes for rotten economics." You heard Paul Ryan: If rich people have to pay a tax rate that is comparable to the one normal people have been paying for years, they will fire everyone in their employ and form an ultra-wealthy super army that won't stop roaming the streets in their armored Range Rovers until they have satisfied their hunger for poor people's blood.

Reports say Obama will call the proposal "The Buffett Rule" because of Warren Buffett's Times Op-Ed where he complained about the disparity represented in the tax code between the upper and middle classes. Mitch McConnell joked to the television cameras at Meet the Press, "If Warren Buffett would like to give up some of his benefits, we'd be happy to talk about it." The joke didn't land, however, as Warren Buffett does want to give up some of his benefits, as articulated in the aforementioned New York Times Op-Ed.

No specifics of the proposal have been released yet, but Republicans are unified in their opposition because Obama is the one who will be proposing it. So far they have been unconvincing in their argument, but they have plenty of time to paint this common sense plan as job-destroying socialist dogma before eventually killing it in Congress anyway.

Now, that's politics.

Republicans Call Obama's Tax Plan 'Class Warfare' [NYT]

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Matthew Val Hall
Matthew Val Hall

Brilliant piece! Thank you for this lighter, yet dead-on take. 

thee captain
thee captain

You are some of the stupidest human beings every born on this planet, and yet you all have an "opinion" from here to hell and back.  

Ajironworks
Ajironworks

   Howabout this conflict of Interest  , I mean you have to ask Whats in itfor Warren Buffett ???  I think Buffett needs the tax hike that Obamaseeks so Obama can Pay Buffett the interest payments the Governmentowes him   .

   Obama’s ‘Buffett Tax’ instead of true private sector supply-sideeconomic growth , it takes care of payments to Buffet that the Banks ,like BofA , Goldman Sachs , wells fargo all will benenfit from theincreased revenues that will filter down  and Government interest inT-bills GOV owes Warren plus it keeps the environmentalists happy andwilling to vote for Obama because of the NO Growth economic policies ,CZAR Holdren and his band of Merry Earth first Humanity secondcheerleaders advocate . What do you think ?

 

Kilroy
Kilroy

You lost me at 'supply-side', sorry Chumley.

TRUTH 101
TRUTH 101

Kilroy. Chumley has drank to much of that heavily fluoridated drinking water that the republicans love to slip into us. As we native Americans say. Before Christopher Columbus got lost. And we found him on the beach babbling about yellow stones and a place call India. Which happens to be on the other side of our mother earth. And not one of us  native Americans are from India.We were here for  80'000 years. We foudn him on our beach, not the other way around. Talk about bull crap. But my point is that before Christopher's ass came to town. Our water was clean, our air was clean, our food was clean. And after 500 years of the white mans filthy ways of life. Well the water will kill you. The air will kill you. The food is killing us. And even sex will kill you. So Chumley keep drinking the heavily fluoridated water. It sounds like it's doing the job that the republicans want it to do on you. Poor blind sleeping takers. Sleep on silver moon.

Barry_D
Barry_D

Adding on - 'supply-side' is a codeword for being wrong.

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