Anyone who believes that prosperity means correcting social inequality is a fool. Wanting something you don’t have does not mean that you are being treated unfairly. How many voters who agreed with the president that inequality of income is a scourge that stifles opportunity in America would discard their leftist convictions and turn into loyal Republicans in an instant if we dumped a bag of cash in their laps?
What is it going to take to convince America that bad decisions at the polls have consequences? Rising unemployment, recession, and all manner of taxpayer abuse have done nothing to dissuade voters of the notion that Barack Obama is just as wise a choice as Mitt Romney.
When Joe Biden escaped from his Washington lair to hit the campaign trail, who could have guessed that he would come up with a slogan so perfectly suited to what his party is doing to America? Offensive inflection aside, his “back in chains” remark should be adopted by Republicans and used until the GOP wears it out.
Whatever happens with the Obama tax plan for working class vengeance on the wealthy, Middle America is going to get burned. When White House agenda squares off against fairness and when Obama special interest favoritism bumps heads with the broader good of the working class, agenda and favoritism will win every time.
The middle class has been handed more victories by Washington than it knows what to do with. Have Americans stopped paying attention? Does Middle America fail to appreciate how lucky it has been? We just celebrated a massive victory when the Supreme Court refused to shoot down the health care law.
Democrats have made sure that Americans are angry. Despite their open-armed populism, they have excluded the middle class from the benefits of the targeted spending passed off as a recovery. The strategy has its advantages. Democrats have successfully sold big government dependence and instilled fear in the middle class by keeping the number of unemployed at record levels.
Barack Obama denies accusations that he is engaging in class warfare, but as he intensifies his fight to stay employed he is turning to unions as a replacement for his Buffett Rule tax hike. The president is joined by other members of his administration who insist that the middle class is unable to get a fair shake in the workplace without unions.