Wackos? LOL. That is an easy way to shunt aside an inconvenient issue instead of looking too closely at their scheme in comparison to the gigantic expansion and sky-rocketing costs of the American welfare state. You do not consider it "any type of movement" or "party goal"? I'll take that as an unsupported assumption on your part.l
OK. You are right. Obama when he first ran proposed a slight increase in taxes starting at roughly 200-300k, depending upon filing single or joint, and this income of course is lowered by deductions, so it really does not even start at 200-300k. This is not debatable, it is factual. There were a couple of other changes proposed, such as tax capital gains as ordinary income.
Mind you this was still a decrease from the tax rates pre Geroge W Bush tax rates, so these tax "increase" was less than that under the Sr. Bush or Clinton.
Now, I am not putting words in your mouth here, I am going by what you say. You (and others) have taken this proposed small tax increase and have assumed that it is the Cloward-Piven strategy in action
That is a huge leap with little to justify it. It's about as bad as saying Obama is not a US citizen or that Osama Bin Laden is hiding in the White House basement. Maybe you believe these things as well, I really don't know.
Why is it you have made this huge jump that a minor tax increase on the wealthy means the Cloward-Piven is being practiced? I guess Glenn Beck says it is so, which means it must be true.
To me what we are seeing is successful implementation of the "Chicken Little" plan of Shock Jocks like Glenn Beck. Say something scary and preposterous and hope enough people believe it. Then the ridiculous statement becomes a rumor. Get more to repeat it it becomes an issue to debate if it is true. Get more to believe and it becomes a "fact".