Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Democrat War on the Middle Class

The title of this piece should be the mantra on the lips of every Republican.  What has been the Democrat war plan?

1)      Raise the cost of health insurance dramatically.
2)      Make it mandatory.
3)      Enforce it using the IRS.
4)      Give subsidies to the poor.
5)      Put the entire burden on the middle class.

Democrats are solely responsible for making this happen.  They did it by coercion and bribery.  They pushed it into law without any public review, or even any Congressional review.

But, there are still other examples of this war to eliminate the middle class.

Have you noticed how the cost of groceries is skyrocketing, while essential goods such as toilet paper are rapidly shrinking in size?  Gasoline has come down in price recently, but it is still far from the prices we were paying in 2008 when Obama was elected.  And do you really expect it will stay down for long?  If so, I have some wetlands here in Florida I would like to sell you.  The problem is that none of these staples are considered in the inflation rate calculations made by the US government, due to modifications in the calculations made by the Obama administration.  It is a double-whammy to the middle class, as bank interest rates and social security inflation adjustments remain near zero because of these “modifications”. 

“Tax the rich” and “income inequality” are mantras for Democrats, useful idiots and the terminally stupid.  Most of the truly wealthy lean to the left, and couldn’t care less about income or taxes.  They don’t need incomes to stay prosperous, as their wealth is already in the bank.  Increasing already elevated tax burdens on higher incomes only insures that no one in the middle class will ever join the ranks of the “rich”.  

Artificially increasing low incomes and the minimum wage in the name of “income inequality” will increase consumer prices and unemployment, squeezing the middle class and helping to insure that no one of their ilk joins the status of the elitist wealthy.

Of course, a “wealth tax” might scare the wealthy.  But that is already happening, as the Fed is intentionally devaluing the US dollar 2% per year over the next twenty years.  This “wealth tax” will reduce the value of our savings by one-third over that time period. It is a 33% tax on our post-income tax savings.  We are experiencing a Cyprus-like wealth-confiscation scenario, but it is theft by stealth. This should concern the rich, if it weren’t for Wall Street making up the difference in rising stock prices.  Who does this wealth-confiscation monetary policy hurt most?  I’ll bet you’re smart enough to have figured that out by now.

Why is it necessary for Democrats to eliminate the middle class?  Well, for one it is the primary voting block for Republicans (and even more importantly, for conservatives). 

In a communist system, and theoretically in any socialist system, there is only room for two classes, the ruling class and the proletariat, i.e., the struggling poor. The capitalistic-created American middle class is somewhat unique in a world historically composed of the oppressed and the oppressors.  It is a fragile and newly-formed group that can easily be crushed.  Democrats have history and politically evil intent on their side.  “The Democrat war on the middle class” needs to be shouted from every rooftop and blog site from now until 2017. 

Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker

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