I chuckle at Republican, Paul Ryan's assertion that President Obama is waging class warfare by asking the richest Americans to share the tax burden with the rest of us. In her book, "A Distant Mirror: the Calamitous Fourteenth Century," Barbara Tuchman writes about a peasant revolt in 1358 that began in the village of St. Leu and spread throughout the Oise Valley. At one estate, the serfs sacked the manor house, killed the knight and roasted him on a spit on front of his wife and kids. Then after ten or twelve peasants violated the lady with her children still watching, they forced her to eat the roasted flesh of her husband and then killed her.
As Sen. Al Franken, Democrat from Minnesota said, "Now that's my idea of class warfare. Asking the super-rich to share the nation's tax burden is not.
M. Jensen Ogden