It would be amusing if it wasn’t so cynical. Socialism has replaced liberalism as a GOP buzzword used to rally their own unwashed masses into a frenzy using a term most of them couldn’t define accurately. Someone should enlighten any Republican making less than six figures that he is part of the underclass too. And that includes Joe the Plumper.
Our professorial president is making an effort to explain to the majority of Americans just how rich the upper class has gotten on their backs. Most American’s think a million dollars is a lot of money.
According to Forbes in the first 11 months of 2008 America’s 25 richest people lost $167 billion.
I’m not sure whether the average American even understands that a billion dollars is a thousand million and any those who lost even half their worth still have enough wealth to live a life of incredible luxury.
Class warfare is supposed to be a scary concept. Perhaps we’re supposed to imagine a war between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, peasants and workers on a rampage storming the enclaves of the elite with sledge hammers and sickles.
In fact this country has been engaged in a class warfare for decades only by and large the lesser classes never realized it because they had food on their tables, decent jobs and the banks kept extending them credit.
The upper class was so handily winning that they didn’t even consider it a war.
Now that the rest of America is waking up and realizing that the pressure they feel is coming from a shoe on their neck. They are looking up and seeing that it’s a $1,800 Berluti Rapiécés Reprisés.