Jon Stewart to Fox News: Making the Super-Rich Pay Taxes is "Class Warfare"? No, the War Is on the Poor

It seems like everyone in America read Warren Buffett's recent New York Timesop-ed, in which he implored the government to stop giving tax breaks to the country's super-rich. As Jon Stewart pointed out last night, conservatives on Fox News deemed Buffett's treatise -- and the very notion of raising taxes for the wealthiest Americans -- a declaration of "class warfare" against the rich. Oh please.

Doing what he does best, Stewart completely destroyed that line of reasoning, pointing out, among other things, that income inequality in the U.S. is worse than in many developing nations. Also: "Raising the income tax rate on the top 2% of earners would generate $700 billion. But taking halfof everything the bottom 50% have in this country would do the same." YUP.

But there's so much more in this segment. It's really a fantastic spotlight on the class war that really isbeing waged -- not against the rich, but against the poor. I urge you to watch the whole thing (in two parts) here:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
World of Class Warfare - Warren Buffett vs. Wealthy Conservatives
www.thedailyshow.com
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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
World of Class Warfare - The Poor's Free Ride Is Over
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook
AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at August 19, 2011, 3:23am

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