Single provider health insurance (nationalizing insurance)
Removing the cap on Social Security payroll taxes (SS was not meant to be redistributive, but doing this would drive it way down the road in that direction).
Increasing the capital gains tax.
Increasing the tax rates by not extending the Bush tax cuts.
Increasing the taxability of other types of passive type income - more technical info can be provided if needed.
A promised tax cut that is actually a check mailed to people who pay no taxes.
Talk in a congressional hearing to nationalize 401(k)s (not in Obama's plan, but being discussed among Democrats in congress)
All of the above are specifically targeted to take from one group to give to another.
That is why it is so important to define the middle class. The shrinking middle class is bandied about as a tragedy, but no one agrees on the definition. Kyuuei is right. She and her family are just the kind of middle class members we want and need and she they are getting the shaft in the name of saving the middle class. Also, it is completely unclear how to weight both partners working plus child care / numbers of members of the household. Plus should you not be considered middle class if you have a cell phone and a plasma TV?
Not to mention that the $250k number jumped around a bit at the end there making a cameo as $200k and then as $150k.