Like Robin Hood in reverse - taking from the poor and giving to the rich.
And the elderly poor at that .. messing with Medicare is what will bring the GOP down .. they need those older white voters.
Also - people under 55 don't want their benefits to change either. This is the sort of dumb stuff that will alienate moderates of both parties.
Remember when Republicans lost big in 2008? They made the big mistake of listening to Rush Limbaugh’s advice to swing the party further to the right instead of toward the center.
Well, after they lost they got determined .. and with a ton of new rightwing corporate money, they had a very good 2010 election cycle, got a lot of new Tea Partyers in House seats.
But now the problem is - they have to govern. And guess what .. they suck at it.
Their solutions to everything is cut programs people like .. lower taxes for the rich, and deregulate everything they can .. also attack the rights of union working people by claiming they have it too good.
The GOP/Tea Party still have a ton of money for 2012 .. but they also still have a lot of time to show everyone that they're out of tune with the majority of Americans ...
It won't be long before Republicans start seeing things go against them in the court of public opinion .. especially with the current budget debate. Plenty of time for the swing voters to see the chaos between the Tea Party and old guard Republicans.
Heck, we Democrats might be able to keep the US Senate and have an outside chance to retake the US House in 2012.
This is what happens when you forget that the Constitution says "we the people," not "we the corporations."
From nationaljournal.com: "[A]mong the worries the party now has is that a government shutdown could get blamed on the GOP. Additionally, these party insiders believe that taking on entitlements, specifically Medicare, could jeopardize the party's hold on the House, its strong chances of taking the Senate and the stronghold that the party has been established with older white voters -- not coincidentally, Medicare recipients. ...
Part of what is happening is that there is a giant gap between the attitudes of Republican base voters and those who are swing voters. ...[..]"
PS - it is my opinion that we are not overspending .. we are undertaxed.
The working class carries too much of the tax burden - the super-rich should have higher tax rates since so much of their income is capital gains driven.
If tax cuts create jobs - the trickle down theory - does anybody feel a trickle yet?
Yes .. but it's warm and yellow ...
If we had a closed system, the tax cuts to the rich would be plowed back into the US economy, providing stimulus and jobs. But no, the corporate rich are allowed to plow their tax cuts into third-world countries .. that have cheaper wages and lax labor laws, lax safety laws, lax environmental laws, etc.
Oh, and into the campaign coffers of the Republicans/Tea Party ...