The Times should be wary about printing such an enlightening article, which notes that though voters in less well-off L.A. neighborhoods overwhelmingly supported Proposition A (the failed half-cent sales tax increase on the city ballot last week), those in wealthier areas decisively rejected it. To document the wealthy's disdain for taxes that might help the poor risks banal accusations about fomenting "class warfare."
Readers might draw unjust conclusions about those most vociferously opposed to tax increases for the public good. Might they be those folks who can send their kids to the best private schools and afford good healthcare? Would they be the same swells who typically live in high-walled, gated fortresses secure from street crime's ravages?
Those dismissive of the notion that "we're all in this together" are the ones most likely to conduct what can be called "class warfare by stealth."