Who's Waging Class Warfare, President Obama or the Republicans?

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  1. Ralph Deeds profile image66
    Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago

    Republicans Call Obama's Tax Plan "Class Warfare"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/us/po … rfare.html

    COMMENT No. 516
    Ralph Deeds
    Birmingham, Michigan
    September 18th, 2011
    5:10 pm
    The Republicans in Michigan have quietly and successfully waged their version of class warfare under "Slick Rick" Snyder--tearing up teacher contracts, privatizing public schools, becoming the only state to reduce regular unemployment benefits from 26 to 20 weeks, charging 12% interest on unemployment benefits determined to have been paid in error by the unemployment agency, abolishing the unemployment compensation appeals board by the governor's executive order and reconstituting it packed with handpicked employer supported representatives. "Slick Rick" Snyder slips his knife into the backs of the poor with a smile on his face.

    1. lovemychris profile image68
      lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      He's horrible!!
      I read that people will MOST ASSUREDLY become homeless by his plan, while multi-million dollar businesses will have a trillion dollar tax break.

      I don't know where this Cult comes from, but it needs to go back from wherever it was born.

      I am from Michigan.....this is NOT the Motor City Mentality!

    2. lady_love158 profile image57
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What you and your NYT fails to understand is the Gov represents ALL the people, not just those in public service unions. The teachers pay nothing for their health care, and the people of MI can't afford it anymore. What yoy fail to realize is the people most hurt by this bad economy are the ones that have to shell out for those union workers to get all their benefits and pay. Studies show that extending
      Unemployment benefits , keeps people out of work!
      http://www.heritage.org/research/report … c-stimulus

      I say good for Governor Snyder!

      1. John Holden profile image59
        John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well spun Lady Love, you are a passed master of the spin!

        1. lady_love158 profile image57
          lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Spun? Do you think only public service unions deserve high pay and benefits? Do you that they should not have to sacrifice but all the rest of the people in MI struggling to keep their homes, their savings, and their jobs should support the demands of the politically connected few?  Why that doesn't sound very socialist of you John!

          1. John Holden profile image59
            John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            There you go, spinning again!

            No, I don't think only public servants deserve high pay and benefits but you don't level the playing field by lowering their standards.

      2. TMMason profile image67
        TMMasonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly, Lady.

        But as I pointed out the other day, they, the Leftist/Progressives think the Unions are representative of the American worker... and they are NOT.

        Not in the least.

        All Unions must go.

        1. profile image0
          Nick Lucasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          unions are out dated....they were intended to make sure people were treated right and paid right when laws did not exist as they do now such as minimum wage and worker safety laws, now they are just self righteous groups

          1. John Holden profile image59
            John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Nick, why do you think those laws exist and how long do you think they would last if you had your way and unions were no more?

        2. Sparrowlet profile image94
          Sparrowletposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Here, here!

    3. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      OMG he sounds like David Cameron.

  2. TamCor profile image80
    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    becoming the only state to reduce regular unemployment benefits from 26 to 20 weeks, charging 12% interest on unemployment benefits determined to have been paid in error by the unemployment agency

    I am shocked to see this--I hadn't heard about it before.  They actually REDUCED unemployment benefits in one of the states hit the hardest in this mess?  And charged interest on errors in payment?  That's just unconscionable.  I'm in Ohio, where unemployment is very high, too, STILL.  But we at least have gotten extensions for the folks out of work, helping them until this economy improves.

    "tearing up teacher contracts"
    "The teachers pay nothing for their health care, and the people of MI can't afford it anymore."


    What's this about the teacher's contracts...and lady love's statement about the teachers not paying anything towards their healthcare?  Is that true? Nothing?  When so many people in other careers or jobs can't afford healthcare at all, because of the high cost? 

    I'm sorry--I know teachers have an important job, but so do many, many other people out there, who deserve insurance just as much...it doesn't seem right that the teachers get their healthcare at no extra cost...or did I misunderstand that part?

  3. lovemychris profile image68
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Driving home today, I heard something that made me spit out my pumpkin coffee!!'
    Geuss who Rick Perry's mentor is? Phil Gramm!
    Not only that, Gramm was president of the UBS bank!! Home of the tax shelters for Americans escaping taxes!
    And Perry's son worked for Gramm there.....

    and aren't they being investigated by the Justice dept. right now???

    Oh, man, I knew this Cult was dirty, but not HOW dirty!

  4. Moderndayslave profile image60
    Moderndayslaveposted 7 years ago

    You mean this genius Phil Gramm, the one that helped destroy the US economy. De- regulation is a good thing huh? Just look at us now
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramm%E2%8 … Bliley_Act
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodity_ … ct_of_2000

 
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