President Barack Obama:
Either we ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share in taxes, or we’re going to have to ask seniors to pay more for Medicare. Either we gut education and medical research, or we’ve got to reform the tax code so that the most profitable corporations have to give up tax loopholes that other companies don’t get. We can’t afford to do both. This is not class warfare. It’s math.
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John Bronzo the Clown Boehner:
I don’t think I would describe class warfare as leadership.
Senator Lindseypoo Graham:
When you pick one area of the economy and you say, ‘we’re going to tax those [rich] people because most people are not those people, that’s class warfare.
Eddie Munster Paul Ryan:
Class warfare [...] may make for really good politics, but it makes for rotten economics. If you tax something more [...], you get less of it. If you tax job [creators] more, you get less job creation. If you tax investment more, you get less investment.
Rush Fat Bastard Limbaugh:
Every tax increase he proposed and the justification for it scares me to death because it’s nothing more than the destruction of the engine that has defined and made this a great country. I don’t know how anyone could even argue about the fact that this is on purpose anymore. To boldly lie that it’s not class warfare? It is class warfare. Specifically and purposefully class warfare.
Faux News clown Steve Doocy:
So even though the president of the United States last Thursday said, you know, there’s not going to be any class warfare, once again, it is class warfare. It’s one of those soak the rich things, where if you make $200,000 or more, like Brian said, your itemized deductions when it comes to charitable things? Gonna be impacted. Your home mortgage? Impacted. Stuff like that.
This is nothing new, kids. Karl Rove (during the 2000 campaign):
Al Gore launched out, talking about populism, about class warfare, about powerful forces that were supposedly keeping us from making progress. I think this return to populism, this return to class warfare is a sign of the lack of a positive agenda by Gore. The Gore campaign understands it doesn’t have an agenda that makes it attractive. So rather than relying upon a positive agenda, they’re going to rely on a divisive class warfare tone. And that’s not helpful.