But it looks like you want to take the country down that road again anyway:
Inequality concerns Webb
Va.'s senator-elect signals he wants to shrink gap between United States' rich and poor
By Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff Writer
Iraq may have been the marquee issue in the Virginia race, but U.S. Sen.-elect Jim Webb says his top concern is closing the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
Appearing yesterday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Webb said economic disparity is the "most important issue facing our country."
"America's top tier has grown infinitely richer and more removed over the past 25 years."
"They own most of our stocks, making the stock market an unreliable indicator of the economic health of working people. The top 1 percent now takes in an astonishing 16 percent of national income, up from 8 percent in 1980. The tax codes protect them, just as they protect corporate America, through a vast system of loopholes." (link)
Actually Webb is being slippery - or he's confused - on both counts. Fully two thirds of Americans now participate, directly or indirectly, in the stock market (through their 401-k's, etc.), and the top 10% of America's taxpayers, because they have amassed great wealth, now contribute fully 90% of the nation's tax revenue.
But it doesn't take a genius to figure out what's going on here. Webb and the Democrats are now in charge and America's middle-class taxpayers are soon to find out that they too are wealthy - at least in the eyes of those whose only solution to any problem is to raise taxes.
Get out your wallet. The Democrats are in control.