Tuesday, August 7, 2012


ACTUALLY.......Senator Jon Kyl from Arizona has said "that the president’s usage of the phrase “middle class” is “misguided and wrong and even dangerous.”  He called for an end to what he referred to as rhetoric about "classes".  Furthermore he had the audacity to bombard President Obama about “incessantly” talking about class, “particularly the middle-class”.  The Arizona sun has really gotten to that man.

President Obama is trying to protect the middle-class, which by the way is more than just an income bracket.  He is, of course, comparing the American people who are financially not as well off as the wealthy executive's of large corporations or (pardon the expression) private equity owners.  Senator Kyl goes on to say that America doesn’t have “a true class-based society,” since we don’t have an “ingrained class system” or “noble bloodlines.” I think that's a bunch of crap! And, how does he know that someone in the middle-class doesn't have "noble bloodlines"?

What the President wants for our 'middle-class' is a secure job, a safe and stable home, access to affordable health care, retirement security, time off for vacation.  He also wants to have opportunities for families to save for the future and the ability to provide a good education, including a college education, for the children. How else are we to build a strong nation that our children and grand children can be proud of?

President Obama has said repeatedly that his greatest goal is to build our economy from the bottom up, giving the opportunity for less fortunate people that struggle from day to day, to enter the middle-class and enjoy a better standard of living.  We have become a nation so polarized that there is the very wealthy ....... and then everyone else.  Does that sound fair and reasonable?  President Obama has recently called on Congress to extend tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year while allowing taxes to raise for households making more.

Romney's plan will  raise taxes on the bottom 95% of the people.  The average middle-class family with children will see a tax increase of more than $2,000.00.  For everyone making less than $200,000, the tax increase averages more than $500.00 per person.  His plan includes a large tax cut for only the wealthiest 5% of Americans.  He's proposing a new $247,000 tax cut for the wealthiest 0.1% - on top of the Bush tax cuts, and another $87,000 tax cut for every millionaire - on top of the Bush tax cuts.  I don't know about you, but this just boggles my mind.  It's hard to understand and even harder to live with.

Oh! And by the way, what the hell is an "ingrained class system".  For crying out loud Senator, GET REAL!!  What planet are you from anyway?