Ask for an end to a capital gains tax that allows millionaire investors to pay a lower rate than the working person, and you are accused of advocating class warfare.
Draw attention to the insanity of giving billions of dollars in federal subsidies to corporations that are already earning billions of dollars in profits, and you are accused of advocating class warfare.
Show concern when reports show that Fortune 500 companies either paid no federal income taxes or in some cases received tax refunds, you are accused of advocating class warfare.
Convene on Wall Street to express your frustrations, and you are participating in class warfare.
Identify your self with Occupy Wall Street and not with the rage demonstrated by the Tea Party, and you are participating in class warfare
Be horrified by the greed of corporate executives who condoned risky financial investments, then fought rules to stop such reckless behavior while at the same time rewarding themselves with obscene bonuses, and you are participating in class warfare.
Believe that a deregulated private sector can create tremendous damage to our economy and you are not only participating in class warfare but do not believe in capitalism itself.
Is it really class warfare to worry about the growing inequality in our country? Is it class warfare to point out that we are now experiencing the biggest income gap between rich and poor since just before the Great Depression? Is it class warfare to recognize the formidable obstacles to upward mobility that American youths face today?
This constant rhetoric regarding class warfare simply shuts off any debate or discussion that could lead to meaningful political change. Right now, our tax codes and political system are presently geared to work to the detriment of the vast majority of Americans.
It is not class warfare to say what has been obvious since the Reagan years; Things need to change in very fundamental ways. The sooner the better.