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What They Donít Want to Talk About [NY Times Sunday Editorial]
NY Times ^ | January 14, 2012

Posted on 01/14/2012 9:36:41 PM PST by Steelfish

EDITORIAL What They Don’t Want to Talk About January 14, 2012

Ever since Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry started criticizing Mitt Romney’s actions at Bain Capital — and talking about the thousands of people laid off as a result of Bain’s investments — party leaders have essentially told them to shut up. That response is a pretty good indication of how deeply party elders fear the issue of economic inequality in the campaign to come.

“What the hell are you doing, Newt?” Rudolph Giuliani asked Thursday on Fox News. “This is what Saul Alinsky taught Barack Obama, and what you’re saying is part of the reason we’re in so much trouble right now.”

Mr. Giuliani has one thing right: Republicans are indeed in growing trouble as more voters begin to realize how much the party’s policies — dismantling regulations, slashing taxes for the rich, weakening unions — have contributed to inequality and the yawning distance between the middle class and the top end.

The more President Obama talks about narrowing that gap, the more his popularity ratings have risen while those of Congress plummet. Two-thirds of Americans now say there is a strong conflict between the rich and the poor, according to a Pew survey released last week, making it the greatest source of tension in American society.

That makes Mr. Romney and his party vulnerable, as he clearly knows. He said on Wednesday that issues of wealth distribution should be discussed only “in quiet rooms.” And he accused the president of using an “envy-oriented, attack-oriented” approach, “entirely inconsistent with the concept of one nation under God.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: classenvy; enemedia; nytimes; wealthredistribution

1 posted on 01/14/2012 9:36:43 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Not so long ago when this source was used, it was called the Slimes, and the articles were mocked for their far-far-leftism.

I guess We’re All Occupiers Now...

Not me. Hell no.


2 posted on 01/14/2012 9:43:27 PM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: Darkwolf377

It says that Romney is the guy both Obama and the Establishment would like to engage.


3 posted on 01/14/2012 9:57:24 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Two-thirds of Americans now say there is a strong conflict between the rich and the poor,

There sure is and it’s not just all the poor being jealous of the hard working rich. The politically connected increasingly use the government to get rich. Whether it’s allowing illegal immigration or using eminent domain for private development, it’s still just more class warfare. Now the ethically challenged members of the elite are worried that a little light will be shined on their lives.


4 posted on 01/14/2012 9:58:18 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2

I agree. And who is best on taking on crony capitalism? Santorum? Certainly not Gingrich with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and of course not Romney.


5 posted on 01/14/2012 10:02:59 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Maybe it’s just me but the income disparity between rich and poor doesn’t bother me half as much as the number of unemployed (which certainly contributes to the disparity).

Is there no income disparity at the Times, i.e., between Pinch and copy editors, mail room personnel, etc.? How many times the salary of the mail room clerk does Pinch earn?

How many clerks would the severance package the Times gave its recently departed CEO hire? Or doesn’t it matter because the rules the Times would impose on others doesn’t apply to them? Who do they think they ARE? Congress?


6 posted on 01/14/2012 10:05:54 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Steelfish

And so the official organ of the socialist far left weighs in...
(yawn)
Why isn’t that paper dead yet?


7 posted on 01/14/2012 10:09:00 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Steelfish

Class warfare is a one trick pony. It’s what the Left always says about every Republican. Remember when they couldn’t ever say just “George Bush”, but had to say “George Herbert Walker Bush”? How about the fake news story that Bush I hadn’t ever seen a check out register scanner? They derided Reagan’s economic plan as trickle down. Blah, blah, blah...

This is their playbook and all the while Dems and Obama are cavorting and carrying water for the crony capitalists and liberal billionaires. It gets old fast.


8 posted on 01/14/2012 10:20:37 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Steelfish

You could fill whole libraries with the things the NY Times doesn’t want to talk about.... And won’t.... About democrats.

And there would be an entire wing about Barack Obama.


9 posted on 01/14/2012 11:35:17 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Bullish
You could fill whole libraries with the things the NY Times doesn’t want to talk about.... And won’t.... About democrats.

And there would be an entire wing about Barack Obama.

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10 posted on 01/15/2012 12:28:06 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Steelfish

Bump! :-\


11 posted on 01/15/2012 2:36:09 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Steelfish

All NYT posts should require a mandatory BARF alert


12 posted on 01/15/2012 3:36:45 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Steelfish

Folks THE GOVERNMENT is the SOURCE of ALL THIS CRAP! We are all Manipulated,They have created all the Give away Programs that have brought us to Bankruptcy and now tell us to Elect them to fix it.They cant fix it without Destroying the constitution and Taking our liberty and Freedoms and that is what is going to happen. Because the Marxists are taking over with the Riots that will be seen this summer,and the Government will blame the People for the steps that they will have to take to maintain the Peace which will be of course to be to maintain their Power.
Its over folks and when it comes down to it WE are to Blame we Have elected these Scumbags,to rob us to lie to us,to steal at the point of a Gun most of our income with Taxes and Fees. Elect Romney Obama who the Hell cares NOTHING is going to Change the Country is BANKRUPT and one rich Republican Or Rich Race Pimp is not going to Change the preordained outcome the Destruction will be Complete


13 posted on 01/15/2012 5:32:48 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Steelfish

NOW is the time to vet this thing, if it’s not done now the Dims will do it during the general. I’m betting this is the issue that clutters the campaign this fall.


14 posted on 01/15/2012 5:54:27 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Steelfish
That response is a pretty good indication of how deeply party elders fear the issue of economic inequality in the campaign to come.

Go on Democrat, basta?ds tell Americans that it is bad to strive and achieve and that if you do we, the Democrats government, will take from you and give it to the occupier class.

15 posted on 01/15/2012 7:02:18 AM PST by Mike Darancette (11/06/2012: Starts "Occupy the White House")
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To: freedomfiter2

People should forget the gap between rich and poor and concentrate on trying to create a tide that lifts all boats. The gap between rich and poor is greatest in those countries where the government controls every detail of life. We need less regulation, not more. The average person is far worse off now than four years ago and a few more years of liberal insanity will put us all back to spending every waking minute trying to find food. Anyone who thinks Obama is going to solve any problems for working people should just sit down and write letters to Santa Claus.


16 posted on 01/15/2012 7:17:20 AM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: Darkwolf377
Only the Slimers care about "income inequality." That is why no one took the Occupiers seriously (except the media who liked the easy stories.) Class warfare just isn't part of the American DNA, and these leftwing tools can't make it so. In the end they will fall back on racism, which is in the American DNA and seek to use that to achieve their goals of disruption and division.
17 posted on 01/15/2012 8:38:59 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: RipSawyer

I totally agree. It seems that we are caught between the elites and the Acorn crowd. Both want more government control of the true producers, which is the small businesses and entrepeneurs which risk their own money. The elites want to get rich shuffling other peoples money with no personal accountability or risk and the acorn crowd just wants to be handed a middle class living without any work on their part.


18 posted on 01/15/2012 2:13:35 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: RipSawyer

The gap between rich and poor is greatest in those countries where the government controls every detail of life.

That’s what’s happening here in the US. The more the government at all levels interferes, the greater the income gap gets.


19 posted on 01/15/2012 2:16:47 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2
The gap between rich and poor is greatest in those countries where the government controls every detail of life. That’s what’s happening here in the US. The more the government at all levels interferes, the greater the income gap gets
its called oligarchy; soon to become totalitarian...we should stop calling them
democrats & call them they are..proto-totalitarian

20 posted on 01/15/2012 2:55:55 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: skinkinthegrass

It’s not just the Democrats.


21 posted on 01/15/2012 4:12:14 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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