I learned something by reading an English newspaper. Actually, more than one thing.
Class warfare that will ruin our children's future: Furious reaction to Obama's plan to clobber families earning over $250,000-a-year in $1.5trillion tax raid
Having grown up in the United States, I did not notice that there were different classes. Sure, some families had more money, but I did not see that as a class. Arrogance normally associated with the aristocracy was evident in all walks of life. I knew some very nice rich people, and I ran into my fair share of jerks. In my youth, society was divided between white and black.
The second thing I learned is that earning one quarter of a million dollars a year puts someone into the middle class. I must visit adult education and take a socially course. My view of society is somewhat skewed. I am certain that my father, who considered himself middle class, would have loved to have earned anywhere near that figure (even adjusted for inflation).
NB. Notice the choice of words in the headline. I particularly liked the choice of "raid" when talking about a fair share of taxation. You win first prize if you can guess the political leaning of this newspaper.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.