Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 9, 2011, 5:18 p.m. EST by Alternatives2WallSt
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I call myself a "Coffee Republican." I like Ike. However Democrats who simply advocate equitable taxes for millionaires are now being accused of "class warfare" by Donald Trump and every eely Republican nominee. Even worse, I do not believe the Democrats are responding forcefully. Here is what they should say...
"AMERICA IS A CLASSLESS SOCIETY. Are you advocating that multimillionaires are a special class?"
The best defense is a good offense. One reason that I became a Republican is simply that Democrats do not seem to know how to score their points.
Similarly, I like some of Micheal Moore's suggestions of November 22. In particular:
- Require all Americans to pay the same percentage of income to Social Security. Thus increasing the social security payments of millionaires from 0.6% to 6%. http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/where-does-occupy-wall-street-go-here
However it might be more practical to proceed as follows.
Ask for multimillionaires to be legally defined as a "job creator class," and therefore they legally deserve special privileges because they smell better.
Therefore ask for multimillionaires to pay only 1/2 of their social security, or only 3%.
Therefore in addition to asking for an easier goal, you will shame the opposition for refusing that goal.
Therefore also in future, if any politican wants millionaires to pay the normal 6%, nobody can say this is about "class warfare." On the contrary, the discussion must become all about whether or not America should have a special class. It would be interesting to see how the eels try to wiggle out of that.