President Obama proposed what he calls The Buffett Plan, a bill that asks the rich to pay the same tax-rate as middle class Americans. The bill is sitting in Congress with no way forward, because Republicans have promised…no, pledged to Grover Norquist that they will not agree to any tax hikes, no matter how small it is, no matter what the circumstances.
They call the President’s proposal – asking the rich to pay what they paid under the Clinton Administration – “class warfare.” But these same Republicans have no problem cutting benefits from seniors and the poor to make sure that the rich gets more tax cuts. This taking from the poor and giving to the rich, as far as these Republicans are concerned, is not “class warfare,” it’s what every poor and middle class American should be willing do to make sure the rich are happy.
But what exactly did the god of these same Republicans think about the class warfare argument. Was Ronald Reagan in favor of taking from the poor and giving to the rich, like his Republican offspring now propose?
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