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I have bad news for the 88% or so of Americans who think they’re middle class: Rick Santorum thinks you’re Marxists.
The former Senator and noted neologism stopped by a gathering in Lynn County, Iowa to warn Republicans there of the dangers of talking about the middle class. (Note: I had a tough time getting the video to embed, so click to view it.)
“Since when in America do we have classes?” he demanded. “That’s Marxism talk!”
“There’s no class in America!” he bellowed.
Santorum does not believe in classes. He wants a classless society. You know, like that guy.
Oh, what was his name?
Oh yeah. Karl Marx.
So we need to stop all being Marxists by being Marxists. Got it. Perfect. Piece of cake.
You know, I think this might be one of those times when “Marxist” might not mean what Santorum thinks it means. It’s almost like the Republican economic position is all made up of talking points and very, very little knowledge.
Via Death and Taxes.
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I love the Buffett Rule for the same reason Mitt Romney opposes it.
It levels the playing field in America by closing tax loopholes and ensuring that millionaires aren’t paying a tax rate lower than what middle-class families pay.
It’s going to be one of the issues that will define this election.
There is a tool that shows how Mitt Romney and other millionaires play by their own rules.
Compare your tax rate to Mitt Romney’s and see how the Buffett Rule makes him pay his fair share.
The Buffett Rule closes loopholes and asks millionaires to pay at least as much as middle-class families, so that we can share the burden of reducing our deficit and investing in education, innovation and infrastructure.
Mr. Romney not only opposes the Buffett Rule, but he wants to make things more unfair. He will explode the deficit by giving more tax breaks to the wealthy and place the burden of paying for them on the backs of the middle class and seniors.
This November, it’s one or the other. We either stick with a President who fights for the middle class, or we choose a candidate who fights to protect an unfair status quo that benefits him at the cost of our economy and the middle class. It’s not about class warfare, and it’s not about some policy disagreement. It’s about common-sense fairness.
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President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid requesting the opportunity to lay out his jobs plan before a joint session of Congress on September 7, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
“It is my intention to lay out a series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately to continue to rebuild the American economy by strengthening small businesses, helping Americans get back to work, and putting more money in the paychecks of the Middle Class and working Americans, while still reducing our deficit and getting our fiscal house in order,” the President wrote. “It is our responsibility to find bipartisan solutions to help grow our economy, and if we are willing to put country before party, I am confident we can do just that.”