Rich Man, Poor Man

"Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited," Joseph Stalin asserted in a 1937 interview with H.G. Wells.  "To abstract oneself from this fundamental division ... means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts." Stalin's mind operated with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer, but of one thing he was certain: there are "the rich" and there are "the poor," and the rich are the enemy.  Sound familiar? That same crude idea of perpetual class warfare seems to be the primary foundation of Barack Obama's re-election campaign, if not his entire presidency.  The president is not just asking the rich to pay their fair share -- he is demeaning them and dismissing their accomplishments as well.  And he is inciting his audience to join in a mean-spirited attack on the rich as "exploiters."  "You didn't get there on your own" -- you got there on the backs of the poor, and now it's time for revolution. It has been a while since Americans have...(Read Full Article)

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