Herman Cain and Mitt Romney at odds with Ronald Reagan and The Tea Party.
How many times a day do we hear Republican politicians decry "class warfare" anytime the idea of raising historically low tax rates on the wealthiest Americans is offered as part of comprehensive economic reform? Mitt Romney has even given the term "class warfare" new meaning by describing the peaceful "Occupy Wall Street" protest as.... you guessed it! Class Warfare. President Obama has finally decided to point out the absurdity of this argument, while highlighting the blatant double standard applied by all who use this term to describe adjusting tax rates up a whopping 5% on families making north of $250,000 per year.
Reagan himself said it is "crazy" for an employee to pay a higher tax rate than the company he works for." Reagan said it is wrong for a bus driver to pay a higher tax rate than a millionaire. Yet the same politicians who use the "class warfare" claim genuflect to Reagan's name at every opportunity.
And, born out of the Tea Party spirit of peaceful protest, we see the "Occupy" movement's birth. A group of citizens have banded together, as did the Tea Party, to protest what they see as an abuse of monetary policy at the corporate level. They see a problem with corporations and banks receiving tax-payer funded bailouts, yet refusing to free up money to those wanting to buy homes and start businesses. They are exercising their right to protest peacefully. So what do the GOP front-runners have to say about this peaceful protest?
Mitt Romney calls it "class warfare." Herman "Federal Reserve banker" Cain calls it "Un-American." Seriously! He called American citizens protesting against perceived abuses of economic power and policy "un-American." So what does he think of the Tea Party? Are they now un-American? Or can Americans not dare protest economic power? Only governmental power?
Even more confusing is Herman Cain telling the Occupy Wall Street crowd to protest the White House for not creating jobs. Someone needs to tell him that the party he wishes to lead is telling us the government CANNOT CREATE JOBS. It's been stated here many times by many a conservative. If that is the case, why does Herman Cain criticize the government for not doing what his party says is impossible?
As Mitt Romney describes corporations as "people," and Herman calls peaceful protesters of bailed-out corporations "un-American," middle America suffers, and Reagan's words exemplify what his party calls Marxist, Socialist class warfare.