‘class warfare’ turns out to be pretty popular

Steve Benen: The latest CBS News poll asked national respondents whether they’d support higher taxes on millionaires to lower the deficit. The results weren’t exactly close:

….it appears “class warfare” is pretty popular with the American mainstream … Why are Democrats, from President Obama on down, so unafraid of this issue? Because they’ve seen polls like this one, and know most Americans agree with them.

Full post here

Warren Buffett (2006): “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

5 Responses to “‘class warfare’ turns out to be pretty popular”

  1. 1 HOPE44
    October 4, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    We all saw that clip that was shown yesterday of Reagan pretty much saying the same thing as PBO
    about the unfairness in the tax system. However I did not hear one Repub/TP person shouting
    that Reagan was promoting class warfare…Hippocracy thy name is GOP!

  2. 2 Bobfr
    October 4, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Support Constitutional Amendment to overthrow #CitizensUnited org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?… Call #RepDEdwards 202-225-8699 & Thank her. #PRESSON


    • 3 Sue in Minnesota
      October 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      Called, done. Her staff suggested writing or e-mailing as well to support this effort.

      Thanks Bobfr…..you are one of many that help to keep us on our game!

  3. 4 utaustinliberal
    October 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    It’s only class warfare when the middleclass demands to be treated fairly. I’d like to see how the GOP tries to spin their way out of the web PBO has so skillfully woven.

  4. 5 kefauver
    October 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    30% responded “NO” to taxing millionaires more? Must be the people who think they too will be millionaires some day. Silly wabbits.

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