Investors Business Daily doesn’t believe the Obama campaign’s rhetoric about the middle class:
The president has positioned himself as a “warrior for the middle class,” fighting against a ruling class of one-percenters. But a new book says Obama is really at war with middle America.
In fact, Obama hates the American middle class and all it represents, according to Spreading the Wealth by Stanley Kurtz. The president is secretly scheming to destroy it where it lives: the suburbs.
Of course, we don’t hear that from the campaign. …
“I believe that the way you grow the economy is from the middle out,” Obama said, adding he will tax “millionaires and billionaires” to help out the struggling middle class. “I believe in fighting for the middle class.”
Baloney, says Kurtz.
“Re-elect him and you’ll see that he is after the pocketbooks of a whole lot more than just 1% of us,” he warned in the book. “His real target is America’s middle class, suburbanites in particular.”
Added Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center: “Many suburban voters now planning to support him will find their incomes and their children’s schools the targets of his redistributive schemes in a second term. The 1% slogan is a sham. If your income is in the top 50%, Obama is after you.”
Citing recent White House policy meetings with radical community organizers, Kurtz warns that Obama is saving his most jarring initiatives for a second term, when he no longer has to court the middle class.
They’ll see “concerted moves to force regional tax-base sharing on the states,” he said, “and federal pressure to equalize urban and suburban school funding.” …
[Saul] Alinsky’s followers believe the middle class is racist and greedy. This notion, Kurtz notes, is what drew Obama to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church and its attacks on the “the pursuit of middleclassness.”
Kurtz says Obama’s stealth plan to abolish the suburbs includes:
• Forcing bedroom communities to build subsidized housing units under the threat of HUD lawsuits.
• Forcing regional tax-redistribution plans on the states by conditioning receipt of federal funding on such “regional equity plans,” which are now being formulated under the administration’s Sustainable Communities Initiative.
• Using the carrot of federal funds to usurp state and local control of schools.
• Forcing public schools to adopt politicized curricula and lower education standards, which are now being formulated under the administration’s Common Core Initiative.