Michael Moore to Obama: ‘Drive the Rich Right Off Their Fiscal Cliff'
(CNSNews.com) – In an “open letter” to the president, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore urges President Obama to "get some fight" and offers a list of items for Obama to tackle in his second term.
At the top of Moore's list: "Drive the rich right off their fiscal cliff."
Published Monday on his website, Moore's letter congratulated Obama on his reelection victory, but “respectfully” asked that his second term not resemble his first.
“It's not that you didn't get anything done,” Moore said. “You got A LOT done. But there are some very huge issues that have been left unresolved and, dammit, we need you to get some fight in you.
“Wall Street and the uber-rich have been conducting a bloody class war for over 30 years and it's about time they were stopped,” he said.
Moore proposes a left-wing agenda that includes letting the entire Bush-era tax cuts expire: "Drive the rich right off their fiscal cliff,” Moore says. “The ‘fiscal cliff’ is a ruse, an invention by the Right and the rich, to try and keep their huge tax breaks,” he said. “On December 31, let ALL the tax cuts expire.”
“And for God's sake, man – declare Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid untouchable,” Moore adds. “They're not bankrupt or anywhere near it.”
Continuing his advice for Obama to “just go for it” in his second term, Moore demands “end all the wars now,” saying the U.S. is becoming “addicted to war.”
Moore also suggests expanding Obamacare into a single-payer health care system (“Medicare for all”), declaring a moratorium on home foreclosures and evictions, reducing student debt, restoring "rigid controls" on wall Street; and getting the money out of politics.
The “Fahrenheit 911” director also asks the president to free Bradley Manning, the Army Private facing charges of allegedly aiding the enemy for leaking national security documents to WikiLeaks, whom he calls an “American hero.”
Moore concludes by urging the president to “ask us to do something.”
“You can't go this alone,” he said. “You need an army of everyday Americans who will fight alongside you to make this a more just and peaceful nation… Need a bill passed? Text us and we will mobilize! The Republicans are filibustering? We can stop them! They won't approve your choice for Secretary of State? We'll see about that! You say you were a community organizer. Please – start acting like one.”
Moore says the nation has “rejected the crazed ideology of this Republican Party and we insist that you forcefully proceed in bringing about profound change that will improve the lives of the 99%.”
“We're done hoping. We want real change,” he says.