Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Get Ready For Class Warfare -- It's All They've Got!

Gary L. Bauer
American Values

Harry Reid and his liberal Senate majority are once again suspending the normal rules to rush politically-driven legislation on unemployment benefits and the minimum wage to the Senate floor. Why? They are desperate to change the subject from Obamacare.

Don't take my word for it. Today's Washington Post says it all: "Income Gap Takes Shape As Central Issue Ahead Of 2014 Midterms." The Post writes that Barack Obama will speak from the White House later today. Obama loves using unemployed Americans as his props. Just once I wish one of the folks would turn and ask him why his economic policies don't work. I can dream, can't I?

This is all part of a massive, well-coordinated effort by the left to advance its socialist agenda. Remember the union walkouts at fast food restaurants last month? On the same day (Coincidence? Hardly.) stories ran that bank tellers were paid so little that many had to use welfare. Many on the left quickly jumped to the conclusion that this is just one more way in which taxpayers are subsidizing the big banks, which aren't paying their workers enough. You could apply that silly logic to just about any industry.

But don't miss the big picture: It's all being done to distract the public from Obamacare and to highlight the issue of income inequality. And, of course, as Obama will make clear, the solution to income inequality is higher taxes and bigger government.