Is asking the rich to return to the days before they received massive tax breaks in order to ensure that those who are unable to make ends meet can get health care, food, and not live on the streets “class warfare?” It is if you are House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who complained in an op ed in the Washington Post that President Barack Obama is pushing “efforts to incite class warfare” by continuing to press for revenue raisers in the budget rather than simply gut Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and other safety net programs meant to keep the poorest, eldest and sickest of Americans off the streets.
Cantor also slammed Obama for being “fueled by efforts to incite class warfare,” arguing that this is illustrated by Obama’s desire to raise taxes on individuals making over $200,000 per year and small businesses earning more than $250,00 a year.
Cantor argued that the president was driving a wedge between those making more than $200,000 a year and the rest of America, that though he talks of only millionaires having to pay their ‘fair share’, the president “insist[s] on higher taxes” because he is ideologically driven to “permanently increase the size of government.”
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