Rich Provinzanoover 1 year ago
I didn't see anything remotely resembling traitorous or American hating behavior on behalf of the President. If you are looking for something truly Un-American look no further than the Patriot Act. Obama didn't come after your guns. He lowered middle class tax rates. Let me reiterate: you haven't lost a country and the only rights you've lost are the right to act like a privileged, white crone expecting everyone to show deference simply because of accidents of color, religion, social standing or location. An increase in taxes on the wealthy is anything but class warfare, since it only undoes the tax breaks that Bush gave, and nothing more. If you think letting people whose jobs and living were lost become victims a second time is the American way and not genuine class warfare, you are in dire need of a remedial ethics course, sense of charity and compassion and close examination of what a real life of poverty entails. Many new families are in that boat because of corporate malfeasance and previous administrations undoing key market regulations allowing a global economic collapse, and loathsome actions of bankers betting against homeowners so they could take over their homes during the same collapse. It's made even worse by the Tea Party crowd (corporate interests touting De-regulation as taking liberty back for the common man), since too many of that cult are under the impression that taxes are unpatriotic. The original Boston Tea Party was a protest against taxation without representation in London, not against taxation. The original authors of the constitution put the necessity of taxation in there in article 1, section 8. Previous generations fought for the rights of the people in this country to vote. They voted, and a majority voted in favor of eliminating hardships for others by reminding those who have done well that they didn't do well inside of a vacuum. If that offends you, maybe you need to examine your values and why you have allowed age to allow misanthropy to encroach on your psyche.