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article imageMichael Moore endorses Obama tax plan, says America is Liberal

By Michael Krebs     Sep 20, 2011 in Entertainment
Appearing on MSNBC's 'Rachel Maddow Show' on Monday, filmmaker and Liberal activist Michael Moore expressed his pleasure with President Obama's push to implement taxes on upper income Americans.
Amid accusations of class warfare from the Republican establishment and President Obama's insistence that his proposed tax hikes on high-earning Americans was merely "math," filmmaker and Liberal activist Michael Moore, in an appearance on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," expressed his happiness with the White House on its decision to move ahead with a national employment proposal and deficit-reduction plan that heavily relies on tax revenue collected from "millionaires and billionaires" and those earning $200,000 or more.
"Pitting one group of Americans against another is not leadership," House Speaker John Boehner said, according to US News and World Report. "This administration's insistence on raising taxes on job creators and its reluctance to take the steps necessary to strengthen our entitlement programs are the reasons the president and I were not able to reach an agreement previously, and it is evident today that these barriers remain."
Michael Moore, best known for his politically-charged documentaries like "Roger and Me" and "Fahrenheit 9/11," does not share Mr. Boehner's view, characterizing the President Obama's tax-increase proposals as "music to my ears."
Mr. Moore also expressed his belief that the American public is a Liberal population.
"When you look at the actual issues, the American public takes the Liberal position on the majority of them, whether it's being against the war; whether it's equal rights for women; whether it's strong environmental laws," Moore said. "And last month's poll, for the first time ever, 54 percent of Americans saying that gay marriage should be the law of the land. So, Americans are actually quite Liberal, even though they may not call themselves that."
Moore then explained his position that President Obama should continue to confront the Republican congressional leadership in the push for more Liberal causes.
Meanwhile, according to a poll conducted by CBS News, President Obama's approval ratings have sunk to an all-time low.
Moore appeared on the show in support of his new autobiographical book, "Here Comes Trouble," and when asked of the correlation between his perspectives and those of like-minded Democrats who are frustrated with the recent setbacks their cause has seen, Moore expressed his understanding of "their pain." But he insisted that the broader issue was based on what was inherited from the prior administration.
"I'm not inclined to be automatically confrontational," Moore said.
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