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GOP Leader Accuses Obama of Fostering Class Warfare

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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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In an op-ed appearing in The Washington Post, Cantor says that Obama's demand to end Bush-era tax cuts is "fueled by efforts to incite class warfare" because he wants tax breaks ended for individuals earning $200,000 or more and small businesses that make over $250,000.

The Virginia Congressman alleges the president is trying to make a clear divide between the financially well-off and the rest of America in an effort to "permanently increase the size of government."

Cantor goes on to say that Obama is the real hindrance to lowering the deficit and balancing the budget, calling him inflexible and an obstructionist.

The House Majority Whip contends that although the president is aware of the pending insolvency of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, he won't touch these entitlement programs even if Republicans agree to raise revenues by increasing taxes. According to Cantor, "We have found President Obama to be an unwilling partner when it comes to getting America’s fiscal house in order."


kgoam810.com...

Cantor is full of it!

Cantor is advocating increasing taxes on the middle class but no one else. He endlessly defends tax cuts for billionaires and corporations...they obviously can't chip in. The Bush tax cuts were supposed to be temporary, just as the payroll tax reduction that Obama is trying to extend.

Yet Cantor defends the Bush tax cuts.

Cantor himself is far more guilty of waging class warfare than Obama....except he is waging that war against everyday Americans....not billionaires.

I don't know what state continues to vote this worm in, but they need to kick his ass out of office.




posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 08:19 PM
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It would be nice if our government would put the country first. Not their own political agenda.
Both parties are guilty of it.

It appears without a valid third option you must pick the proverbial lesser of two evils.
It is obvious that the Republican party is not the lesser evil.
If you vote Independent then your choosing to throw away your vote out of protest.

For the love of our country, vote Democrat the lesser of two evils.
Not the best campaign slogan I know.
edit on 23-8-2011 by D4Saken because: Vote Democrat



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 08:25 PM
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Originally posted by D4Saken
It would be nice if our government would put the country first. Not there own political agenda.
Both parties are guilty of it.

It appears without a valid third option you must pick the proverbial lesser of two evils.
It is obvious that the Republican party is not the lesser evil.
If you vote Independent then your choosing to throw away your vote out of protest.

For the love of our country, vote Democrat the lesser of two evils.
Not the best campaign slogan I know.


I will vote"third party"; and if "my guy" doesn't win I still don't consider it "throwing my vote away".Numbers are the only way a third party will ever be taken seriously.
edit on 23-8-2011 by 46ACE because: spelling errors....



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 08:43 PM
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I got a tax cut from Bush and I'm not a millionaire or billionaire. I got to keep more of my own money which was destined for wars and foreign aid to anti-Americans or studying how fast shrimp can walk when sick. The payroll tax is a bit different - its supposed to only be used for social security so by cutting it we cut our ability to meet our social security commitments. How is that anything but irresponsible?



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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The payroll tax is a bit different - its supposed to only be used for social security so by cutting it we cut our ability to meet our social security commitments. How is that anything but irresponsible?


Or he could promote lifting the cap of 102,000 that is maximum taxable for Social Security...those that are worth billions of dollars only taxes on the first 102k they earn...after that it stops.

And yes, the Bush tax cuts does benefit people....but they were supposed to expire. Obama wanted to keep the middle class tax cuts and let the others expire. Republicans refused to do so....so in order to ensure the middle class got to keep that part of the bush tax cuts...Obama caved and continued all of them.

By doing this, it also helped increase our deficit however, which Republicans didn't seem to mind doing at the time......


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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:25 PM
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As a Virginian I am appalled at Cantor and his propensity for corporate groveling.
Class warfare!

Putting back the taxes on the rich is initiating class warfare?
He must believe the poor are too few and need lots of company.
What planet did he just step off of?



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 08:46 AM
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Cantor is using a tactic well known by members of ATS...#3

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Cantor is trying a desperate attempt to stem the flow of information exposing the GOP and THEIR war against the middle class in favor of their corporate masters and elite contributors like the Koch bros.

articles.latimes.com...





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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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Oh yes! You've pinpointed the problem perfectly. The mega-rich need more money. They are crying out for the funds it will take to offshore their means of production and create jobs overseas which will pay 25 cents an hour (or in some places, per day) They are so deprived that they are forced to eat lunch at McDonald's. They might have to give up their Silver Shadow. They will have to let the pool boy go. Life has been just horrible since the President and his socialist cronies seized the government against the will of the people and decimated the Holy Constitution.

O the horrors that have been brought upon America because of the social safety net (you know it's evil because it has the word "social " in it.) God is looking down from heaven with a loaded AK47 and whispering "secession" in every listening ear. There is a special place in hell for people who have read "Das Capital" or "The Communist Manifesto " or received any government benefits except tax cuts for the rich.

Note to readers: I'm using satire here. Some of you may believe I'm serious because what I've said has grains of truth in it. .


As far as class war is concerned , I believe the privileged 2% of our population declared war on the middle and the working classes ever since Ronald Reagan took office in the 1980s. and they still are. Heretofore there has been tension and some anger among the middle and working classes, but if both classes joined together we could really be a power to be reckoned with.
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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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This forum and the media is non-stop Republicans fear mongering and you want us to believe its actually Cantor inciting class warfare? I swear sometimes I feel like I'm in the twilight zone.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 10:39 AM
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This is a pack of garbage, both sides are trying to incite class warfare.

Obama and Cantor work for the same masters, there isn't a goddamned bit of difference!!

Cantor had no problem driving this country off of a cliff because it would have benefited his portfolio, but the one holding his leash yanked back and he yelped.

All of these people from Obama all the way down to the lowest ranking member of the house need to be thrown in jail for aiding and abetting in the looting and subjugation of this populace.

Do not fall for this garbage folks. I don't care if you're a right winger or left winger realize that this is being done to manipulate us.

But i would love for Eric Cantor to explain how wanting tax cuts on wealthy Americans to remain intact, while wanting tax cuts on middle class(what's left of em!) earners to expire, is not class warfare?

Round them all up and prepare boiling HOT oil.
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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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Originally posted by Sestias

As far as class war is concerned , I believe the privileged 2% of our population declared war on the middle and the working classes ever since Ronald Reagan took office in the 1980s. and they still are. Heretofore there has been tension and some anger among the middle and working classes, but if both classes joined together we could really be a power to be reckoned with.
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Exactly.

Unless you are within this top 2%, you need to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans are aiming their guns at us on behalf of those at the top with all of the power in this nation.

These people handed over billions to private banks without the consent of the public and stuck us with the tab. That is an act of treason. Do not be fooled.

As I've said, people who are caught up in this Repub/Demo nonsense will only realize how stupid this all is when we're all standing in the same soup line!!



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by Gannicus
This forum and the media is non-stop Republicans fear mongering and you want us to believe its actually Cantor inciting class warfare? I swear sometimes I feel like I'm in the twilight zone.


When ideology gets in the way of your common sense; you are essentially in the "twilight zone"



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 10:57 AM
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The uber rich corporate elite have been waging class warfare on the middle class for generations. Every time they send one of their lobbyist to D.C. to influence legislation, they are screwing the average american. Hell, the GOP has become so used to being paid to even listen to the views of non-politicians that they are now charging admission to their town hall meetings. You No Money, Me No Listen! The GOP views the working middle class as nothing more than a domestic pool of slaves that should be totally beholding to corporate America.
It doesn't surprise me in the least to hear them accuse us of waging class warfare when in reality, that's their game. This has become the Modus Operandi of their entire movement, accuse the opposition of doing exactly what you yourself are doing.
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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by illuminatislave

Originally posted by Sestias

As far as class war is concerned , I believe the privileged 2% of our population declared war on the middle and the working classes ever since Ronald Reagan took office in the 1980s. and they still are. Heretofore there has been tension and some anger among the middle and working classes, but if both classes joined together we could really be a power to be reckoned with.
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Exactly.

Unless you are within this top 2%, you need to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans are aiming their guns at us on behalf of those at the top with all of the power in this nation.

These people handed over billions to private banks without the consent of the public and stuck us with the tab. That is an act of treason. Do not be fooled.

As I've said, people who are caught up in this Repub/Demo nonsense will only realize how stupid this all is when we're all standing in the same soup line!!


I don't know enough about the bailout to determine if a different course of action would have led to a better outcome but I suspect that it would not. I'm not a big fan of bailouts but aren't we bailing out corporations every time we award them subsidies or tax breaks?
I have a feeling that had we not done what we did, when we did it, we would already be standing in the soup lines together. Just as soon as all the banks closed their doors with all our money inside and the ATM's quit spitting out cash on demand, we would be standing in those soup lines together. Maybe we should have taken ownership of the banks and nationalized them instead of bailing them out. I mean after all, we paid for them didn't we?



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by Asktheanimals
As a Virginian I am appalled at Cantor and his propensity for corporate groveling.
Class warfare!

Putting back the taxes on the rich is initiating class warfare?
He must believe the poor are too few and need lots of company.
What planet did he just step off of?


No, it is obama's demonization of certain groups of people with his incessant use of the phrases such as "the rich" (aka the people that create the jobs) and "corporate jet owners" (gee, are there really enough of those that taxing them more would make any difference?).

All of these are designed to make one group (class) of Americas turn on another group, the purpose being to deflect blame the obama administration has rightfully earned for this economy onto the very people obama needs to help fix this mess. A perfect demonstration of class warfare.

There is no emoticon for being disingenuous, so I'll have to fall back on
for anyone claiming not to understand what I've just said.
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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 11:21 AM
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Originally posted by Sestias
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Oh yes! You've pinpointed the problem perfectly. The mega-rich need more money.


Do you even have a clue who you're attacking as part of this liberal class warfare, what they do, and how many there are? If not, you are just mindlessly parroting so-called progressive's talking points memos.

Test for you.

At what income level does one get classified as "rich"?
At what income level does one get classified as "mega-rich"?
How many people fall into each group (class)?
How many people do the people in each group (class) employ?

If you can't answer these questions correctly, then my charge of mindless parroting is confirmed.

If you can answer these questions correctly, then you've just proved that the premise of this entire thread is total BS.

Waiting ...



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by Flatfish

Originally posted by illuminatislave

Originally posted by Sestias

As far as class war is concerned , I believe the privileged 2% of our population declared war on the middle and the working classes ever since Ronald Reagan took office in the 1980s. and they still are. Heretofore there has been tension and some anger among the middle and working classes, but if both classes joined together we could really be a power to be reckoned with.
edit on 24-8-2011 by Sestias because: (no reason given)

edit on 24-8-2011 by Sestias because: revision


Exactly.

Unless you are within this top 2%, you need to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans are aiming their guns at us on behalf of those at the top with all of the power in this nation.

These people handed over billions to private banks without the consent of the public and stuck us with the tab. That is an act of treason. Do not be fooled.

As I've said, people who are caught up in this Repub/Demo nonsense will only realize how stupid this all is when we're all standing in the same soup line!!


I don't know enough about the bailout to determine if a different course of action would have led to a better outcome but I suspect that it would not. I'm not a big fan of bailouts but aren't we bailing out corporations every time we award them subsidies or tax breaks?
I have a feeling that had we not done what we did, when we did it, we would already be standing in the soup lines together. Just as soon as all the banks closed their doors with all our money inside and the ATM's quit spitting out cash on demand, we would be standing in those soup lines together. Maybe we should have taken ownership of the banks and nationalized them instead of bailing them out. I mean after all, we paid for them didn't we?


I think that the riots and the burning of Washington would have occurred before soup lines if Americans could not get their money.


Nationalizing the banks didn't sound like a bad idea as long as the country could have benefited from it tenfold.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 12:01 PM
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So please enlighten me, when has Obama not tried to incourage class warfare. Please dont throw a pity party about the Payroll tax either, its so insignificant, and the Bush Tax cuts benefit everyone. Not just the rich. Now if you only make 8.00 an hour, you didnt pay a lot into taxes initially so you wont get a lot back in return. This is not rocket science. Not sure why the left cant comprehend this. Maybe their just incapable. Plus, payroll tax will insure that there are actual funds available for social security that you libs fight so hard for and depend on so much. Unless you dont care about social security being around, then go for it, allow for the extension in cuts for the payroll tax. Hate to break it to you, you cant have your cake and eat it too.

But instead of you stating your normal name calling, unfactual arguments. Try to be unbiased for once, no spin, and provide a list of 6 Republicans who support this, and the articles of proof backing your claim. There are hundreds in DC, Im just asking you supply me with 6 names. Thanks.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211

No, it is obama's demonization of certain groups of people with his incessant use of the phrases such as "the rich" (aka the people that create the jobs) and "corporate jet owners" (gee, are there really enough of those that taxing them more would make any difference?).


Who are they creating jobs for? The Indians and the Chinese?

Stop spouting mindless talking points. Obama and Cantor are playing you for a fool when you fall into this partisan nonsense.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by illuminatislave

Originally posted by centurion1211

No, it is obama's demonization of certain groups of people with his incessant use of the phrases such as "the rich" (aka the people that create the jobs) and "corporate jet owners" (gee, are there really enough of those that taxing them more would make any difference?).


Who are they creating jobs for? The Indians and the Chinese?

Stop spouting mindless talking points. Obama and Cantor are playing you for a fool when you fall into this partisan nonsense.

Was it also said that Cantor opposed denying contracts to American firms registered in tax-free havens? If people ever cotton on...best to invest in piano wire cuz there'll be a surge in that market!



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