Is this Class Warfare?

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    Raising the taxes on one select class? That's the definition, right? According to you 'class warfare' whiners...

    Wis. budget panel cuts tax credit for poor

    May 31, 2011

    By TODD RICHMOND


    Republicans on the Legislature's finance committee tucked a host of tax changes into the state budget Tuesday, reducing credits for the working poor and expanding tax breaks on business investments.

    The committee adopted a massive motion covering a wide swath of tax revisions on a 12-4 party line vote. Chief among them was a provision cutting back on the earned income tax credit.


    Wis. budget panel cuts tax credit for poor - BusinessWeek
     
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    Now tell me, are they aiming at the poor here or are they applying the same standard to everyone?

    Because if you are applying an equal standard across the board than no it's not class warfare.

    If you are dividing people up into classes and attacking them then yes it is.
     
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    So the bottom 50% that don't pay income taxes should continue to get additional tax breaks and subsidizies? Is that right whiner?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMopRPoBIDg&feature=youtube_gdata_player]Obamas bogus class warfare exposed - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    There is no such thing as ‘class warfare’; it’s a contrivance of the right in an effort to justify their support of the wealthy in the context of conservative dogma: the fallacy that the wealthy are ‘job creators’ and are entitled to tax breaks and the like accordingly. Taking advantage of tax breaks to maximize profits, they create no jobs and only enrich shareholders.
     
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    Most all states have regressive tax systems where the lowest income earners pay the highest percentage of taxes, while the highest income earners pay the least. And they want to take credits away from the poor. It's laughable. Of course, most people have no clue that states have such regressive tax systems as they just get caught up in all the propaganda that the rich pay all the taxes.
     
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    opinions are like assholes and everyone has one
     
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    There is no 'class' in America, so how can we have 'class warfare'?
     
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    Of course there's a class system in America. CEO = Upper class. Middle management/small business owner = middle class. Welfare = lower class.
     
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    Did you make that up?
    I've never heard it before...can I use it?
     
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