Apparently, “tax the billionaires‚?Ě is a better rallying cry for his reelection campaign than “look at my record.‚?Ě Here is the list, not for the faint of heart, of Obama’s class warfare attacks.
1. Attacking capitalism
The Obama campaign is trying to make Mitt Romney’s work at Bain Capital an issue in the race, bemoaning how jobs were sometimes lost in the restructuring of its acquisitions. But Mr. Obama, that is how capitalism works, and it is exactly what you did during the bailout of General Motors when unprofitable divisions were shut down in order to save the larger company.
2. Tax the rich
Even as Obama spends the nation to oblivion, he is trying to make the case that taxing the wealthy will solve the country’s budget crisis. Even Nancy Pelosi is breaking with the president, saying the Bush tax cuts should be extended to those making up to $1 million, instead of Obama’s $250,000. When you’ve lost Pelosi, you’ve lost the argument.
3. Demonize corporations
No president has ever gone after the corporate world as Obama has, demonizing the banks, the oil companies, pharmaceuticals, and any entity that could actually create a job. His hypocrisy holds no bounds, as he greedily soaks up campaign donations from the same ventures he attacks.
4.Biden, the hit-man
Gaffe-machine Joe Biden apparently doesn’t have much to do as the nation’s vice president, so why not trot him out as the administration’s hit-man, where he can sharpen his boss’s anti-wealth attacks. Last Labor Day, he called Obama’s ¬† opponents barbarians, and more recently, at a rally in Ohio, Biden ranted, “They don’t get who we are.‚?Ě Oh yes we do, Mr. Vice President, and that’s why we are on the other side.
5. Unleash the unions
Big Labor provides the foot soldiers for Obama’s reelection bid and he returns the favor through appointments and policies beneficial to their interests. Union bosses have virtually set up an office in the White House, making hundreds of visits for meetings with top officials. And don’t forget the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which deploys an army of thugs to attend left-wing rallies and are not adverse to forcibly bullying its opponents.
6. Promote the Occupy movement
The president has lent his moral support to the Occupy Wall Street movement, even as the protests turned violent and the group became infested with criminal activity. He hitched his ride with the motley activists early on, saying last October the movement was a reflection of a “broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.‚?Ě Spoken like the Alinsky-styled community organizer that he remains at heart.
7. Spread the wealth around
As candidate Obama famously told Joe the Plumber in 2008, he is all about wealth redistribution and since taking office his budgets have piled up trillions of dollars in deficits trying to do just that. Given a second term, this president will increase taxes every which way in order to pay for more social programs for the downtrodden, keeping an increasing number of Americans on the government dole.
8. ObamaCare’s ‘fairness’
The president’s healthcare initiative is one big class warfare gambit as he loads up on tax increases in order to subsidize the uninsured. The problem is that it just won’t work. Costs continue to rise, businesses will begin to shed their health plans, and longer waits will become normal at the doctor’s office. All out of the misguided notion of “fairness.‚?Ě
Even as his policies have slowed the economic recovery, created few jobs, added trillions to the national debt, put in roadblocks that curtail U.S. energy production, and destroyed the healthcare system, President Obama continues the same misguided efforts. A true revolutionary never loses sight of the ultimate goal, with the ends justifying the means, and two steps forward, one step back. Look at his annual budget request which is such a joke with its big spending, big government approach that he can’t get a single Democrat to vote for it.
10. Overheated rhetoric
No class warfare attack could be complete without resorting to over-the-top rhetoric meant to inflame passions rather than to reach a consensus. President Obama has become a master of that art, blaming “millionaires and billionaires‚?Ě for all the nation’s woes in nearly every speech he gives. He reached his rhetorical zenith when he tried to portray President Reagan as a “wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior.‚?Ě