This news was brought to me in a Fox News Op-ed column by the esteemed Mr. Arthur Herman entitled, as bluntly as all dire proclamations are, “America’s coming civil war — makers vs. takers.”
I read this column with rapt attention, my angel, for it speaks of a terrible truth hiding amongst the news of President Obama’s new tax plan. In my naiveté, I had foolishly thought that Mr. Obama’s plan to extend the Bush era tax cuts for only the middle class would simply mean that taxes would stay the same for every family’s first $250,000, a number that the great majority of us would never dream of meeting. In actuality, it would appear that this tax plan signifies the drum beat of war.
Take a gander at this selection from the column:
“’A house divided against itself cannot stand.’
Those were Abe Lincoln’s words in his first inaugural in 1861, as America was running headlong into civil war. Now we’re a house divided again and another civil war is coming, with the 2012 election as its Gettysburg.
Call it America’s coming civil war between the Makers and the Takers.
On one side are those who create wealth, America’s private sector–the very ones targeted by President Obama’s tax hikes announced Monday.
On the other are the public employee unions; left-leaning intelligentsia who see the growth of government as index of progress; and the millions of Americans now dependent on government through a growing network of government transfer payments, from Medicaid and Social Security to college loans and corporate bailouts and handouts (think GM and Solyndra).”
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