The class warfare perpetrated by the 0.1% and their representatives, the Republican Party, has been a central theme of the 2016 campaign, even as it’s just getting started. Rather than deny that it exists, the Republican party is trying to redefine it. To that end, they are employing the Republican Reichsministry of propaganda, Faux Noise. Their spin is that Democrats are committing class warfare against poor, defenseless billionaires.
Remember all that wailing and gnashing of teeth we’ve seen from Faux "news" in recent weeks over President Obama rightfully calling them out for routinely demonizing those living in poverty and calling them a bunch of lazy moochers that don’t want to work?
It seems that Fox’s Neil Cavuto was shameless enough to complain about President Obama over the weekend on his Saturday show, and then turn right around on his weekday show and allow Ben Stein to give Jon Stewart, this blog, and Media Matters some more material for our archives of Fox and their poor-shaming.
Cavuto started out the segment with Stein with another of their Fox "news" ALERTS saying Warning, warning!!!! Hillary Clinton said the deck is stacked for the rich, and so did Bernie Sanders… so OMG!!!!! Hillary is a dirty f**kig hippie Socialist now!!! The horror!!
Which is what Neil Cavuto and his buddy Ben Stein believes is "class warfare" against those poor downtrodden rich people…
Inserted from <Crooks and Liars>
Here’s the video. Barf Bag Alert!!
They are presenting a false choice. Their alternatives are letting the deserving rich keep what they earned, or squandering it on undeserving masses who will just waste it.
The truth is that that most of the very rich who actually earned their money appreciate that they did so on the shoulders of the entire nation and recognize that their continued success requires a strong middle class. Sadly, they are few, and most wealth is concentrated in the hands of people who inherited it. Since they depend on the government to provide them favorable treatment that transfers even more wealth from the poor and middle classes to them, they are the true underserving welfare recipients now. On the other hand, Democrats want to spend money on projects like infrastructure, education and research. These are designed to grow the entire economy for everyone, rich and poor alike, making America a place where both entrepreneurs can succeed, and none need suffer from hunger.