Torygraph's headline today:
'Gordon Brown Declares Class War'
IT ISN'T CLASS WAR. IT'S A MODESTLY REDISTRIBUTIVE MEASURE AIMED AT MAKING THE WEALTHY, WHO CAUSED THIS CRISIS, HAVE TO PAY FOR SOME OF THE CLEAN UP.
It is the antithesis of class war, because it is a small act initiated by lackeys of the ruling-class aimed at stabilising a system that exists solely on the premise of continuing repression of the mass of people.
Who bears the majority of the tax burden? The poor. Who are disproportionately hit by flat taxes like VAT? The poor. Who rely more on social services, which are always the first to be cut in a recession? The poor. Whose wages have remained static in real terms for the last 25 years? The poor.
Who are always the first to be blamed by the government and the press as a drain on the system? Not the rich, who syphon off money made on the backs of the labour of others, no. The poor. The people who produce all the wealth, all the value in society, the workers. a 50% marginal tax rate on those earning £150,000 a year or more IS NOT CLASS WAR. It's not even Keynesian, since it's not aimed at stimulating aggregate demand but to off-set the massive public debt incurred by buying a load of bad credit (i.e. bad bets about the future). It means that those who caused the crisis may have to pay slightly more towards trying to clear it up. But I wouldn't worry, since this will only affect 2% of the population. The middle class will pay for lots of it, and the poorest the most. As usual.
In short: Fucking idiots if the Torygraph really thinks this, disingenuous fucknuts if not.