With talk of class warfare in the air, it’s perhaps useful for the sake of context to re-examine the 1929 platform of the Communist Party of Great Britain, titled “Class Against Class” and representing an avowedly class warfare approach to an economic crisis. Here’s what they had to say on tax policy:

(1) Abolition of all indirect taxes.

(2) Exemption from all kinds of taxation for all wage-earners.

(3) Tax exemption for all working farmers.


From Actual Class Warfare


This is what real class warfare looks like. It isn’t pretty. And it is very different from the current GOP stance that if you want oil companies to pay tax rather than receive subsidies, it’s class warfare.