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    Havakasha is offline

    John Stewart:World Class Warfare

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/0...e!?via=siderec

    Watch the video above.

    Wow. Bloody brilliant. They'll be on vacation for the next two weeks, but Jon Stewart left with a bang, highlighting the Fox News reaction of shouting "Class warfare!!! Socialist!!!" to Warren Buffett's op-ed calling on higher taxes for the rich. Instead, Fox News wants poor people to pay even more, while protecting the rich.

    Warren Buffett's op-ed was a thoughtful treatise on the advantages the super-wealthy currently enjoy at the hands of the tax code, or, to put that another way....
    LARRY KUDLOW (8/15/2011): Up next tonight, Warren Buffett, class warfare.
    NEIL CAVUTO (8/15/2011): More class warfare from an affable billionaire, who should stop assuming the rich are all billionaires.

    ERIC BOLLING (8/15/2011): Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed ... is he completely a socialist?

    (shocked audience laughter)

    Is Warren Buffett a socialist?? You really have no ****ing clue what socialism is, do you? "Hey, that George Clooney, always banging different broads, what a queer!"

    So closing a few corporate tax loopholes and returning the top marginal tax rate to the '90s economic boom time levels is class warfare. And if there's one thing the rich have learned, is that class warfare is hell.

    LAURA INGRAHAM (6/29/2011): He invoked the corporate jet class, so that's a whole new category of people to demonize, right?
    STUART VARNEY (6/29/2011): Soak the rich, it's their fault.

    NEAL BOORTZ (7/14/2011): ... Barack Obama's tax on these evil disgusting corporate jet owners ...

    ANDREW NAPOLITANO (4/19/2011): ... demonizing the rich as evil, as lazy, as inheritors of their wealth ...

    STUART VARNEY (8/18/2011): He's saying they're fat cats.

    SEN. MARCO RUBIO, R-FL (6/30/2011): It's disappointing, it's class warfare, and it's the kind of language that you would expect from a leader of a third world country, not the President of the United States.

    It's true, because the United States of America is not a third world country by any measure, except, perhaps, income inequality...



    ... where we rank... (list scrolls down) blabliddyblabliddyblabliddy... worse than the Ivory Coast, worse than Cameroon... 64th!



    Ahh! In your face, Uruguay, Jamaica, and Uganda!

    Video and transcript below the fold.


    There is an ongoing argument in this very country about how best to close the enormous deficit that we have incurred. Republicans have proposed doing it entirely through spending cuts. Whereas the Democrats have bravely fought back, insisting we do it almost entirely through spending cuts.
    Well, this week, bizarrely un-eccentric billionaire Warren Buffett entered the fray.

    BIANNA GOLODRYGA, ABC NEWS (8/15/2011): The billionaire says, "while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks ... my friends and I have been coddled long enough."
    WARREN BUFFETT (1/21/2010): I pay a lower tax rate on much of my income than my cleaning lady does.

    Though to be fair, Warren Buffett's cleaning lady is also a billionaire.

    Warren Buffett's op-ed was a thoughtful treatise on the advantages the super-wealthy currently enjoy at the hands of the tax code, or, to put that another way....

    LARRY KUDLOW (8/15/2011): Up next tonight, Warren Buffett, class warfare.
    NEIL CAVUTO (8/15/2011): More class warfare from an affable billionaire, who should stop assuming the rich are all billionaires.

    ERIC BOLLING (8/15/2011): Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed ... is he completely a socialist?

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    Havakasha is offline
    Part 1 and Part 2 of the Stewart piece. More complete than earlier posting I believe.

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