Tag Archives: class warfare

‘Job creation’ behind closed doors


How comforting that Barack Obama was scheduled to have another closed-door meeting last night with CEOs from America’s largest companies. Did he talk to them about job creation? Did he go so far as to urge them to “start hiring,” … Continue reading

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Barack Obama, prince of players


Listening to Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in 2012 was like listening to his campaign speeches in 2008. Every issue he’d placed in deep freeze during his first three years as president was brought out to thaw. His … Continue reading

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The class war started 30-some years ago, Frank


Frank Rich’s recent article in New York magazine included an excellent capsule history of the Depression-era Bonus Army and a good summary of how corporate welfare boosted G.E. and other corporate monsters, but the headline on the story — “The … Continue reading

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Belated populist rhetoric from the big chief


It’s rude and obvious, so I’ll say it: If Barack Obama had stood up to Republicans early on instead of being cowed by their enmity and wowed by his own rhetoric, he’d have a much better chance of being re-elected. … Continue reading

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When serfs fight back, GOP cries ‘Class warfare!’


This week’s winner of the chutzpah award is libertarian con man Paul Ryan, for accusing the Democratic Party of “class warfare.” Ryan is a disciple of Ayn Rand, the Benzedrine-addled academic who wrote two door-stopper novels that celebrated “the morality … Continue reading

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A no-class-system-in-America joke


Oldie-but-goodie found on the Internet — Two English professors run into each other and start shooting the breeze: Professor A: “B, old chap, I haven’t seen you for a long while.” Professor B: “I’ve been away in America researching my … Continue reading

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