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Obama Turns to Class Warfare (Townhall.com) December 19, 2011

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

President Obama traveled to Kansas recently to tell Americans that inequality is “the defining issue of our time.”   So with a nod to “occupy” protestors, Obama played the class card, calling for tax increases on the wealthy to fund programs for the middle class. 

At one level, the President is framing the big issue of the election in his favor—that our economic problem is not government spending and deficits, but income inequality.  It may not be the defining issue of our time, but he’d like it to be for his reelection.

He’s also coming down on the wrong side of the long debate in America between equality of opportunity and equality of outcome.  As Alexis de Tocqueville observed in the 1800s, the French believe in equality and security whereas Americans believe in freedom. 

The President says the Republican economic approach is old school, but there’s nothing older or more inappropriate than Obama’s European style socialism and class warfare.

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