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  • TYLER DURDEN : Milwaukee Blacks Attack Whites Because "The Rich People Are Not Trying To Give Us No

    08/14/2016 10:38:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | AUGUST 14, 2016 4:30 PM | BY TYLER DURDEN
    According to the government's official data, the number of unemployed black Americans is at its lowest since 2007 seemingly confirming President Obama's narrative that "everything is awesome." So, we wondered, if everything's awesome and everyone's got a job, why are black Americans rioting in Milwaukee? Here is the answer in one chart and one short sentence from a Milwaukee protester... Jobs are not fungible... Since President Obama was elected, black Americans may have seen their joblessness decline - but since President Obama was elected, income inequality for black Americans has soared... The solution is simple - as this young black...
  • Milwaukee Rioter: Rich People Got All This Money… ‘Don’t Give Us None’ – So We Burn Gas Stations

    08/14/2016 9:24:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 115 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 14, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Rioters Torched Several Milwaukee Businesses on Saturday Night– The rioters also targeted white people for beatdowns. One protester said rich people got all this money “and they not trying to give us none.” Protester: “It’s sad, because you know, this what happened because they not helping the black community, like you know, the rich people, they got all this money, and they, like not trying to give us none.”
  • Sanders buys $600K summer home

    08/09/2016 7:58:58 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has purchased a nearly $600,000 summer retreat on Vermont’s Champlain Islands, the Vermont newspaper Seven Days reported Monday. “We’ve traveled up to the islands many times over the years — almost always on day trips,” Jane Sanders, the former White House contender's wife, said in a statement. "The entire family is very excited about it.” “We’ve always been impressed with the North Hero community, eaten at the North Hero House and Shore Acres and have suggested them to friends who were looking for a beautiful place to stay or have dinner. St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle...
  • Senators roll out bipartisan gun proposal

    06/21/2016 12:03:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Tuesday rolled out a bipartisan bill aimed at stopping suspected terrorists from buying a gun, as lawmakers try to overcome a stalemate on the issue. "Essentially we believe that if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told reporters. The legislation would allow the attorney general to block the sale of a gun if an individual is on the "no-fly" list or the so-called "selectee" list, which requires additional screening at an airport. Collins said the two lists affect approximately 109,000 people, most...
  • Democrat Wants Taxpayers to Pass Drug Test to Qualify for Deductions [semi-satire]

    06/19/2016 10:26:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis) has introduced legislation that would require taxpayers to pass a drug test before being allowed to itemize deductions on their 1040 tax forms. The bill is in retaliation for state laws that require welfare recipients to pass drug tests in order to receive benefits. "I am sick and tired of Republicans forcing poor people to jump through hoops to receive the money they are entitled to under the law," Moore complained. "We enacted these programs to help the unfortunate. Few members of society are as unfortunate as drug addicts. They are slaves to chemicals that their...
  • Lawmaker wants the rich to be drug tested before receiving high-dollar tax deductions

    06/18/2016 5:40:00 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 63 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Andrew Bahl
    Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., in February. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) A Congresswoman who is “sick and tired” of drug testing welfare recipients has introduced a bill in Congress that would subject the rich to many of those same requirements. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., unveiled Thursday the Top 1% Accountability Act, which would require those claiming itemized deductions of more than $150,000 on their tax returns to submit to drug tests or file for less generous tax deductions. The proposal is a shot across the bow at Republican governors in states, including Moore’s home state of Wisconsin, that require the...
  • ‘Flesh banquets’ of China’s Cultural Revolution remain unspoken, 50 years on

    05/11/2016 7:28:12 PM PDT · by OddLane · 39 replies
    AFP ^ | May 11, 2016 | AFP
    At the height of the frenzy of China’s Cultural Revolution, victims were eaten at macabre “flesh banquets”, but 50 years after the turmoil began, the Communist Party is suppressing remembrance and historical reckoning of the era and its excesses. Launched by Mao in 1966 to topple his political enemies after the failure of the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution saw a decade of violence and destruction nationwide as party-led class conflict devolved into social chaos.
  • Obama: 'You CAN'T Build' That, 'You Didn't Build That,' 'You Were Lucky'

    05/10/2016 8:58:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 9, 2016 10:00am ET | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama doubled down on his infamous “You didn’t build that” claim when he declared “You can’t build” that and then told college graduates they gained their degrees by being “lucky.” In remarks about the economy on Friday, Obama chastised those who think they’re self-sufficient and don’t need government:“You can’t build your own metro system. You can’t build your own highway. You can’t build your own airport. And so we have a specific problem with under-investing in infrastructure.”Then, on Saturday, Pres. Obama told Howard University graduates that his “pet peeve” is people like them who don’t credit luck for their...
  • CBS News: How class resentment is fueling Donald Trump's run (newser nit-wit screed alert)

    04/21/2016 3:46:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 21, 2016 | Larry Light
    The fabulously rich candidate becomes the hero of working-class people by identifying with their economic distress. That formula worked for Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. Today, Donald Trump's campaign benefits from a similar populist appeal to beleaguered, white, blue-collar voters -- his key constituency. Trump's thumping victory in Tuesday's New York primary renews his momentum as he struggles to overcome the GOP establishment's efforts to block him from seizing the party's presidential nomination. If he continues to win as big as he did in his home state, he may have the delegates needed to prevail in the party convention...
  • Musings Of An Average Joe: At Least Wait Till All The WWII Vets Are Dead

    09/20/2015 10:30:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | September 20, 2015 | Joe Bilello
    According to recent polls, socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up double-digit leads over Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire, home to the nation's first presidential caucus and primary - and everyone in Arlington National Cemetery has simultaneously turned over in their graves. On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France en route to Berlin to liberate Europe from Adolf Hitler's national Socialist workers party. Immediately following the surrender of the German socialists and the axis powers, the United States engaged in a nearly 50-year Cold War against the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics....
  • DONALD TRUMP AND THE OTHER CLASS WARFARE

    08/25/2015 5:32:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    The rise and continuing popularity of Donald Trump reminds us that “class warfare” is an eternal constant of democracies, for as Plato said, every city is in fact two cities, “one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.” But possession of wealth is not the only factor in this eternal conflict between the few and the many. The masses of course resent the elites’ greater wealth, but even more they dislike the assumption of superior wisdom and virtue that elites have always claimed as justifications for their status. It is...
  • Wealth Gap

    07/08/2015 12:19:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | John Stossel
    Nearly 10,000 people turned out to hear Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin. Why? Apparently, many Democrats want socialism. Sanders is the Vermont senator who is running for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Sanders calls himself a "democratic socialist," not to be confused with New York City mayor Bill de Blasio's preferred label, "social democrat," but both believe that more power and wealth in the hands of government (less in the hands of free people and the free market) is a good thing. They just don't want you to think they're dictators like Stalin. They may institute terrible economic policies, but they'll...
  • The Decline and Fall Of Hillary Clinton's Class Warfare Campaign

    06/17/2015 3:53:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Struggling to come up with a strategy to put her in the Oval Office, Hillary Clinton has declared war on billionaires, big business, hedge-fund managers, Wall Street, and anyone else who has become successful in the American economy. That's what turns on Democratic voters and at her first big political rally Saturday on New York's Roosevelt Island, she decided that class warfare was the only possible route to the Oval Office, and that she is willing to play that game with a vengeance. Abandoning the low-key campaign she began in April when she announced her candidacy, Clinton concluded...
  • Syria’s Elites Find Time For Fun As Country Burns

    05/28/2015 8:14:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Vocativ ^ | May 28, 2015
    From their Instagram feeds they appear to be just like other young people enjoying the summer time: backflipping into water, chilling at a pool bar, basking in a sundrenched meadow. But the photos belong to a group of Syrians who have maintained their privileged lives, despite the war ravaging their country. They’re Alawites, the country’s minority sect and its elite. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and many in his ruling government belong to the group, which comes from a strand of Shiite Islam. They dwell in Tartous and Latakia, perched on the Meditteranean on the Syrian coast, where there are few...
  • The Liberal Icon Who is Also One of the Most Racist Women in History

    05/13/2015 3:11:35 PM PDT · by lionstar · 25 replies
    News/Talk 1130 WISN ^ | May 13th 2015 | Dan O'Donnell
    She was one of the most racist women in history, so virulent in her hatred of the people she called “impure” that she made it her life’s mission to decimate their population. She wrote, “[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.” Later, she said that she wanted to “give dysgenic groups [people with ‘bad genes’] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.” According to her, this was necessary, since to...
  • Bernie Sanders Vows to Take on Billionaires — But Which Ones?

    05/02/2015 3:40:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/01/2015 | John Merline
    When running for office in 2012, President Obama frequently inveighed against "millionaires and billionaires" who don't pay their fair share of taxes. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist arguably to the left of Obama who plans to run for president in 2016, wants to narrow his focus to just billionaires.
  • Indisputable proof that Republicans are warriors for the aristocracy [by issue-trespassing]

    04/17/2015 12:08:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | April 16, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    .......As Brendan Nyhan at the New York Times explained in February, this sort of thing is called “issue-trespassing,” where one party attempts to co-opt an advantage of the other by pretending to care about something nobody thinks they care about. In this case, the GOP seemed to be admitting that their reputation as the party of the 1 percent wasn’t helpful to their cause, so they decided to try to shift the blame to President Obama. Nyhan points out that data suggests this rarely ever works, because people rely on party stereotypes no matter how hard those parties try to...
  • President Obama's Tax Hike Plan Is A Plan For Failure

    01/20/2015 3:20:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Investots.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    President Obama will deliver yet another State of the Union Address with much the same message and policy prescription of his first six: Spread the wealth around. He wants $320 billion in new taxes on both the middle class and wealthy over the next decade to pay for income redistribution handout programs that are supposed to help the poor and middle class. But Obama has been president now for six years. If his redistribution policies worked, why are the poor getting poorer and why has the middle class stalled out? Is this George Bush's fault? The irony of the Obama...
  • Obama Admin Requires Companies to Disclose “Paycheck Inequality”

    01/06/2015 11:54:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    Waging class warfare can get pretty tiresome for some Democrats… Which kinda explains why they have decided to make companies wage it on themselves. As part of the regulation requirements in Dodd-Frank, publicly traded companies will soon have to spend millions of dollars, and hundreds of thousands of man-hours, to officially report how rich their CEO is compared to rank and file employees. According to the Washington Free Beacon:The provision is backed by labor unions like the AFL-CIO, which seeks to “shame companies into lowering CEO pay.” The price tag of the regulation is expected to be “substantial,” costing more than...
  • Footballer Sol Campbell tackles Labour MP over 'mansion tax'

    11/26/2014 11:31:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 26, 2014
    Former England footballer Sol Campbell has clashed with Labour MP Owen Smith over the party's proposed "mansion tax" on properties worth over Ł2m. Mr Campbell owned a Ł25m house in London and a "country pile" in Northumberland. But Owen Smith said his party was only asking people like Mr Campbell "to pay your fair share". He also told Daily Politics people who were "struggling" under this government would have "zero sympathy" for people who complained about having to pay the tax. Mr Owen said there was a "gross inequality between those who've got the most, like Sol", and those at...
  • Richest people in each U.S. state: See who represents Florida

    10/22/2014 5:27:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Megen Ribbens
    Wealth-X this week released its list of the richest person in each of the 50 states and ranked them by estimated net worth. Micky Arison, chairman of Carnival Corp. — the world's largest cruise line, is the wealthiest individual in Florida with an estimated net worth of $6.5 billion.....
  • How about a little optimism?

    10/10/2014 9:01:56 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2014 | Lawrence Kudlow
    So President Obama gives a major economics speech toward the end of last week, and the next week stocks get clobbered. It was the worst correction in many months. There's probably no direct cause and effect here. But it's worth noting that the president has been speaking out of all sides of his mouth during the market volatility. In that speech a week ago he swore that he's not anti-business. He said, "I actually believe that capitalism is the greatest force for prosperity and opportunity the world has ever known." You know, that sounds a lot like my opening line...
  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    09/30/2014 1:14:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 1:00 PM EDT | Josh Boak
    Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. […] Wealthier parents have been stepping up education spending so aggressively that they’re widening the nation’s wealth gap. When the Great Recession struck in late 2007 and squeezed most family budgets, the top 10 percent of earners—with incomes averaging $253,146—went in a different direction: They doubled down on their kids’ futures. Their average education spending per child jumped 35 percent to $5,210 a year during the recession compared with the two preceding years—and they sustained that faster pace through the recovery. For the remaining 90...
  • The Punitive Economic Cost of Class-Warfare Taxation

    09/02/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    IÂ’ve already shared a bunch of data and evidence on the importance of low tax rates.A review of the academic evidence by the Tax Foundation found overwhelming support for the notion that lower tax rates are good for growth.An economist from Cornell found lower tax rates boost GDP.Other economists found lower tax rates boost job creation, savings, and output.Even economists at the Paris-based OECD have determined that high tax rates undermine economic performance.And itÂ’s become apparent, with even the New York Times taking notice, that high tax rates drive away high-achieving people.WeÂ’re going to augment this list with some additional...
  • NYC developer makes changes in ‘poor door’ design

    08/29/2014 11:24:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 2:07 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called “poor door” is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday. The retooled plan for 1 West End Ave. still involves separate entrances, but all residents will now have access to such building amenities as a courtyard and river-view roof deck, and the affordable segment’s lobby will be stylishly appointed and set facing a park. […] … (S)ome residents and officials see the divisions as discriminatory, and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has said it aims to bar...
  • Obama says CEOs should quit complaining: Economist

    08/04/2014 5:25:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 4, 2014 | Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama said corporate America has done well under his economic policies, telling the Economist magazine that chief executive officers should stop complaining about regulations and show greater social responsibility. "If you look at what's happened over the last four or five years, the folks who don't have a right to complain are the folks at the top," Obama said in an interview conducted last week and posted on the magazine's website late on Saturday. Republicans have sought to portray Obama as anti-business, and businesses have complained that Obama's signature healthcare law and the Dodd-Frank financial reforms have raised...
  • Lou Holtz's Two Americas

    08/01/2014 7:43:56 PM PDT · by econjack · 9 replies
    Talk ^ | July 31, 2014 | Lou Holtz
    The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don'ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don't. That’s the divide in America . It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than...
  • The Real Internal Revenue Scandal

    07/06/2014 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 5, 2014 | NY Times Editorial Board
    There is a scandal going on at the Internal Revenue Service, but it has nothing to do with Lois Lerner or her missing emails. No, the real scandal is what Republicans did to cripple the agency when virtually no one was looking. Since the broad Tea Party-driven spending cuts of 2010, the agency’s budget has been cut by 14 percent after inflation is considered, leading to sharply reduced staff, less enforcement of the tax laws and poor taxpayer service. The budget cutters are also trying to prevent the agency from performing its new job of collecting higher taxes on the...
  • 'Negroes in the house!' Oprah shouted as her parents arrived for a visit

    04/23/2014 6:13:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/23/14 | Laura Collins
    After 14 years of marriage to Oprah's father Vernon, Barbara Winfrey is being forced out of her marital home by Oprah, leaving her homeless Barbara refused to sign a confidentiality agreement with Oprah 'You say I never talk to you,' Oprah told Barbara in a birthday phone call. 'I'm talking to you now. You have until Monday to get out of MY house' When Oprah threw her Legends' Ball, Vernon and Barbara weren't on the main floor with the A-listers but tucked in a corner on the second floor. 'We weren't allowed to mingle with the celebrities,' says Barbara
  • Ben Carson: Americans 'Being Played' by Those Who Seek Division

    04/18/2014 8:17:32 AM PDT · by kindred · 22 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 04/17/14 | Todd Beamon
    Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday that Americans are "being played by those people who want to divide, conquer and control." "The trend you can see in our society is if you are pro-life, then you're anti-woman," Carson said at a town hall meeting entitled "Religion in America," sponsored by local news station CBS12 in West Palm Beach, Fla. "If you're pro-traditional marriage, then you're homophobic. If you're a white person — and you say something against a progressive black person, you’re a racist. "We have gotten to this point to where we just like to label people...
  • Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community [NPR goes for class warfare]

    04/13/2014 11:32:14 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | April 13, 2014 | John Burnett
    A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church. The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes. Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away. The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn't. "One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says...
  • Carney Spends Nearly 5 Mins Struggling to Explain its Use of Misleading Gender Gap Stats

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzJUYfwKegA If that isn't bad enough the little twerp took a page from race hustlers, like Sharpton and Jackson, saying republicans are racist for not supporting equal pay! This pay gap farce is just another ploy by the divide, destroy and conquer regime. The pay gap between mean and women is not 77 cents its 93 cents depending on how it's calculated. I will bet there is a good explanation as to why there is a difference in pay in many cases. No one makes the same amount of money in most cases because some people take a salary while others get paid...
  • Charity Gets No Respect

    03/09/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2014 | Hunter Lewis
    There is a common saying on Capitol Hill that those who do not come to the table will become the lunch. This refers to those who fail to hire sufficiently well connected lobbyists or make large campaign contributions. Even those who do come to the table may get carved up. When President Obama called the parties making money from medicine into the White House to discuss what would become of Obamacare, most of the special interests tried to make a deal. With the Democrats controlling Congress and the White House, they knew that defiance would likely backfire. The major insurance...
  • THE ONE PERCENT SET TO FLEE NEW YORK CITY

    03/04/2014 10:06:50 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 113 replies
    According to the New York Post, New York City’s mad cap Sandinista Mayor Bill de Blasio is about to find out a truth that conservatives have known all along, that bashing the rich can only go so far. It seems when he is not throwing little children out of charter schools or banning carriage rides in Central Park, de Blasio is on full class warfare mode and is going after New York’s one percent with a vengeance. It seems that the wealthy elite are starting to have had enough and are getting ready to decamp en masse, to Florida it...
  • The Downside of Inciting Envy

    03/02/2014 5:38:45 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 1, 2014 | Arthur C. Brooks
    THE Irish singer Bono once described a difference between America and his native land. “In the United States,” he explained, “you look at the guy that lives in the mansion on the hill, and you think, you know, one day, if I work really hard, I could live in that mansion. In Ireland, people look up at the guy in the mansion on the hill and go, one day, I’m going to get that bastard.” Alexis de Tocqueville phrased it a little differently, but his classic 19th-century text contains the same observation. Visiting from France, he marveled at Americans’ ability...
  • New Chevy Tahoe Ad?

    02/19/2014 7:13:55 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 58 replies
    2/19/14 | Originalbuckeye
    Has anybody seen the new Chevy Tahoe ad? The wife is taking the babysitter (maybe around thirteen years old) home. During the ride, the babysitter is checking out the luxury of the Tahoe. When they arrive at the sitter's house, the wife says '$40, right'?
  • Union Suffers Big Loss at Tennessee VW Plant

    02/15/2014 6:13:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 69 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | Neal E. Boudette
    Union Suffers Big Loss at Tennessee VW Plant Volkswagen workers rejected the UAW by a vote of 712 to 626. Neal E. Boudette Updated Feb. 14, 2014 11:44 p.m. ET The United Auto Workers union suffered a crushing defeat Friday, falling short in an election in which it seemed to have a clear path to organizing workers at Volkswagen AG VOW3.XE +1.10% 's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The setback is a bitter defeat because the union had the cooperation of Volkswagen management and the aid of Germany's powerful IG Metall union, yet it failed to win a majority among the...
  • Current government path is leading to a nightmare (Government is leading us into disaster)

    02/02/2014 11:32:54 AM PST · by campg · 25 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | February 2, 2014 | Dennis Clayson
    This year President Barack Obama and his party will begin their campaign against “the rich” while emphasizing the “gap” in wages between those on top and those on the bottom. Their solution will be to increase the minimum wage, raise taxes on “the rich” and increase government spending. They will exploit ignorance and envy to maintain power. Their solution will make the gap larger and create an endless recession. Unless reversed, the result is likely to be a financial collapse, wiping out savings, retirement accounts and putting almost everyone in the country into the category we now call the "working...
  • The Real Targets of Class Warfare

    02/01/2014 5:41:17 PM PST · by Noremac · 17 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | February 1, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="614"] These aren't the targets of 'Class Warfare'. The real targets might surprise you.[/caption] There has been, as you've no doubt noticed, a persistent theme surging back and forth between the polar spectrums of political thought, regarding the question of 'Class Warfare'. It especially animates many media personalities on the Right, who decry any criticism of the unprecedented rise of the accumulation of wealth within a small statistical segment of the American population. That segment, being the '1 percent'. The word is out that the well heeled are shaking in their boots in fear of the consequences...
  • Sometimes Paranoids Get it Right

    01/29/2014 2:12:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2014 | Charles Payne
    Can a man who once owned the world's largest sailing yacht claim to be a victim of discrimination? Well, when it comes to Tom Perkins, the answer is yes; although he presented his argument in such a ham-fisted manner, it made Richard Sherman seem like Mister Spock. But, the gist of the Silicon Valley tycoon's concerns shouldn't be ignored or dismissed. In fact, these days anyone pointing out societal trends and movements that threaten established orthodoxy, such as Christianity, or dismantling of capitalism, better not leave room for deliberate misinterpretation; even when you are careful to make finer points, snippets...
  • ABC News Attacks Tom Perkins for "A Progressive Kristallnacht" Opinion

    01/26/2014 3:55:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    ABC "news" | 1/26/14
    I just accidently hit upon the ABC Evening news this Sunday...just in time to see a HIT PIECE on Tom Perkins' thoughtful letter to the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304549504579316913982034286 Then a quick Google search showed the leftist morons have joined ABC in attacking the parallels between the hatefilled Nazis and the hatefilled fascists of the left in the 21st century.
  • Millionaire Congresswoman: Income Inequality is ‘Existential Threat’ to U.S. (Rosa DeLauro)

    01/20/2014 5:08:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2014 - 1:14 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it “poses an existential threat to our nation and our way of life.” […] According to her congressional financial disclosure statement for 2012, DeLauro is worth between $5 million and $25 million. …
  • Paul Krugman: The Undeserving Rich (Here it comes!)

    01/20/2014 1:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 19, 2014 | Paul Krugman
    The reality of rising American inequality is stark. Since the late 1970s real wages for the bottom half of the work force have stagnated or fallen, while the incomes of the top 1 percent have nearly quadrupled (and the incomes of the top 0.1 percent have risen even more). While we can and should have a serious debate about what to do about this situation, the simple fact — American capitalism as currently constituted is undermining the foundations of middle-class society — shouldn’t be up for argument. But it is, of course. Partly this reflects Upton Sinclair’s famous dictum: It...
  • Top 1 percent reaps 90 percent of income gains since Obama took office

    01/14/2014 4:55:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/14/2014 | Patrice Hill
    Despite his best efforts, the president who vowed to conquer Wall Street and revive opportunity for everyday Americans on Main Street has this to show for his first five years in office: U.S. stock markets are in record territory, posting 30 percent gains just last year, and Wall Street is home once again to the biggest concentration of billionaires on earth, while wages for the middle class have barely kept up with inflation. As President Obama prepares to lay out an economic agenda to address this disappointing state of affairs in his State of the Union address this month, his...
  • Killing the 1% Golden Goose: Why class warfare has no future.

    01/14/2014 7:17:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/14/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Two years before Occupy Wall Street’s band of radical grad students set up their tents and cardboard signs in Zuccotti Park, Mayor Bloomberg warned the City Council against frivolous tax hikes. “One percent of the households that file in this city pay something like 50% of the taxes. In the city, that’s something like 40,000 people. If a handful left, any raise would make it revenue neutral.” And then the 1 percent became the target of the left’s answer to the Tea Party. It wasn’t unusual to see bus riders wearing “We Are the 99%” buttons the way they had...
  • Loss of jobless aid leaves many with bleak options

    01/12/2014 9:00:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2014 10:40 AM EST | Josh Boak and Sam Hananel
    A cutoff of benefits for the long-term unemployed has left more than 1.3 million Americans with a stressful decision: What now? Without their unemployment checks, many will abandon what had been a futile search and will no longer look for a job—an exodus that could dwarf the 347,000 Americans who stopped seeking work in December. Beneficiaries have been required to look for work to receive unemployment checks. Some who lost their benefits say they’ll begin an early and unplanned retirement. Others will pile on debt to pay for school and an eventual second career. Many will likely lean on family,...
  • Obama Set to Continue Class Warfare

    01/07/2014 5:33:51 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 8 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 7, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    After five failed years of leadership that has devastated the American soul and economy, Obama is getting desperate. ObamaCare has been a huge disaster and the situation will only get more dire as the year goes on and people start to see and feel the effects of the law, his constant lying about the Affordable Care Act has been exposed, and the public's faith in his character is plummeting. Thank goodness for the old progressive liberal standby of class warfare. Yep, Obama plans to hoodwink the low information voters yet again by whipping up class envy and hatred. In the...
  • Democrats lamest argument for extending deficit-based unemployment benefits beyond 26 weeks:Bush

    01/07/2014 8:43:15 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 6 replies
    SOL | 1/7/2014 | sickoflibs
    I notice congressional Democrats and MSNBC hosts, their guests and contributors have been citing how unemployment comp was extended under GW Bush a few times without equivalent spending cuts, as a reason for doing it again now. They are using the same argument for raising minimum wage. ‘Bush did that too so do it again now’ So they ask : ‘Why are the current Republicans opposing what Republicans supported under GWB ?’. Forget that Pelosi and Reid took over congress in 2007 and Bush was making deals with them to get stuff he wanted passed. The answer to this seems...
  • Democrats Continue Class Warfare Rhetoric

    01/05/2014 5:54:42 AM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Jan 5, 2014 | Salena Zito
    As we head into the 2014 midterm elections, one thing is certain: Class warfare will be the campaign stage again — it is the only way this president knows how to win, by dividing and conquering — with the tea party, Main Street and businesses large and small cast as the villains. Income inequity will be 2014's attack line for Obama and Democrats, this election cycle's class-warfare rhetoric. The first example is their pledge to rebuild the middle class with a minimum-wage increase. Republicans always get pegged for their supposed fidelity to the rich and to Wall Street. But the...
  • Dems stake 2014 survival on class strife

    01/03/2014 3:20:33 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 3, 2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    ObamaCare is going to cost Democrats dearly in this year’s midterm elections. And if early warnings about higher costs, less access to care and disrupted coverage for the 85 percent of Americans who were covered before the law prove true, there may be little anyone can do to avoid another landslide defeat for the blue team. So while Republicans are girding for what may be the most brutal rounds of primary fighting yet, Democrats are building their bases and uniting the party around “eat the rich” politics. It worked for Obama in 2012, and if it just works a little...