The best political move the Republicans ever made was to make the middle class and lower middle class afraid of the poor. And it's all to the advantage of their real constituents.... the filthy rich. We have the biggest gap between rich and poor in our history. The middle class is in decline as the rich get richer. We are not a poor country. It's just that the wealth of the country is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands. Democrats are not going to ask you to pay for the welfare class. That dubious honor belongs to those who have benefited the most from our rigged economy.
not afraid of the poor. used to be one :-D however, if you are going to insist that higher prices are required to make me modify my behavior, then the same should hold true of the person who gets heating assistance and keeps the house like a sauna. or...don't the welfare class need to modify their behavior? only the middle class? because we are the ones who will feel the price rise.
class warfare is the purview of the left. go read any leftist writings and they are full of it, from Marx through today. the only real difference is that they have substituted "big corporation" for bourgeois.
if the gap is bigger, so what? because one person is rich, they have not made another person poor. are there more people in real poverty? no. what the left has done is raise the poverty level cut off so that they can say there are more people in poverty. having seen real poverty, i can tell you that cable tv watched on a big screen, lots of free stuff, and a nice gaming system do not = poverty.
you make the typical argument that there is cause and effect between wealth and poverty. there is not. at least not in this country. in socialist country's this might be true. socialism can not abide a true middle class. it is the ruling class and everyone else. the farther left a country goes, the more the middle class is reduced. of course, it's all in the name of "fairness".
so what was TJ saying? he expected a big storm or something from his nature god? go pull his actual writings and i think you will find that he did believe in a supreme god. no interpretation would be a good as your own.