The first shots in the current class war were fired by that good old boy Ronald Reagan when he fired the air traffic controllers when he was president.
It escalated through the ’90s with attacks on welfare mothers and homeless citizens and the promotion of less government.
Less government has systematically led to less regulation, poor service from government agencies and a general pessimism about the role of government in daily life. It has deep roots that caused the economic meltdown in the final days of the Bush administration. Class warfare has caused the rich to become wealthier and thus more powerful and able to control national legislation.
America was at its brightest and best before Ronald Reagan started the class war. America was strongest when unions were strong and taxing the rich was the norm. Unemployment was low, housing affordable and most important, middle-class families earned decent wages.
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A huge part of federal spending is the military budget for national security. The right thing to do is tax the rich at a high rate, because they have more to protect and thus should pay a higher tax.
If you think that the rich are unaware of all this, read what the second richest man in our country says. Warren Buffett said, “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”
America wins when there are family wage jobs for all.