Who will pity the plight of poor professionals making over $250,000 a year? Who hears their cries?
A 63-year-old attorney based in Lafayette, La., who asked not to be named, told ABCNews.com that she plans to cut back on her business to get her annual income under the quarter million mark should the Obama tax plan be passed by Congress and become law.
"We have to find a way out where we can make just what we need to just under the line so we can benefit from Obama’s tax plan," she added. "Why kill yourself working if you’re going to give it all away to people who aren’t working as hard?"
I wonder if the unnamed attorney in this article (there’s some quality sourcing from the media there) could handle one day working in a kitchen, in retail, or in my classroom.
Morici says that he believes Obama’s tax proposal could spark a kind of class war.
"What Obama is doing is pitting the poor against the upper middle class," said Morici. "He’ll tax the rich for the health benefits everyone else wants."
I have to say I hope that the Republicans stick with this messaging. Somehow, I think a strategy premised on getting the votes of the top 1% of wage earners and the shrinking social conservative vote is not one that’s going to translate into a lot of electoral wins in the future.