Class Warfare

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on January 27, 2012

Question(s)

1.  Define “class warfare.”

2.  President Obama has talked a lot about “economic inequality” and “fairness” and the need to “level the playing field.”  The president has been accused of fueling class warfare with his criticism of businessmen and “the wealthy” and statements that the rich are not paying their “fair share.”
a) Do you think cartoonist Ramirez makes a valid point about President Obama’s treatment of businessmen?  Explain your answer.
b) Do you think Ramirez’s cartoon is a fair portrayal of President Obama’s treatment of businessmen?  Explain your answer.

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Cartoon by Michael Ramirez.
























Answer(s)

1.  class warfare – conflict between social or economic classes; pitting one social group against another (also called class conflict.)

2.  a) and b)  Opinion questions. Answers vary.