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You want “class warfare,” here’s your class warfare

You want "class warfare," here's your class warfare

Will President Obama’s plan to tax millionaires instill “fear, envy and anxiety” in Americans, as Republicans would have us believe, leading to an all-out class war, with wronged CEOs hiding out in their country clubs, withholding tips from waiters, canceling their trips to the Bahamas and gutting healthcare and pensions for their firms’ employees? (Oh wait, they already do that.) In a typically divisive GOP commentary, Republican Paul Ryan told Fox News, “Class warfare … may make for really good politics, but it makes for rotten economics.”

The “class warfare” argument has got to be one of the most misguided, and also one of the most backward. I’ll never understand what’s wrong with poor people being angry at filthy rich people who don’t pay taxes. Anyway, I’ll leave the political idiocy of such statements to those more learned in politics. What I’d like to present here is the kind of ludicrous vision of class warfare that the Republican fearmongering machine would like to envision. Here you go, folks:

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