The current political and financial climate is unsustainable. We are not Democrats and Republicans or liberal or conservative. We are Americans and we all should want the same thing, a strong, healthy government that is run for the people by the people with as little affect on the people as possible. Our government should not mettle in our everyday lives but help to keep us safe, National Defense, make our education system strong, better schools, and make the playing field as level as possible.
Do people really think congress will repeal Bush era tax cuts for the wealthy? The bastards we have in congress are the wealthy who make more then $250,000.00 a year. And before you say their salary is less $200,000.00 a year remember that is only what the government pays them. Why would they ever vote to repeal these cuts when it hurts them? Will they continue to cut support for the middle class, aka you and me, and tax us more? The answers are no and yes in that order.
The Republican plan does not get rid of Medicare like the ads are saying, it just privatizes it with government oversight and rules. How this makes it any cheaper is beyond me though because we all know how well the government does when they try and regulate private industry.
Corporations are suppose to pay taxes to help the country yet congress gives them large tax breaks to keep jobs and business here. In reality they are receiving taxes breaks while moving more and more work overseas or south of the border. NAFTA which was a Democratic lead initiative has moved thousands of jobs south into Mexico. The republican law that allowed companies that aren't U.S. based, i.e. make there headquarters here, pay less in taxes has seen many companies move their headquarters off shore in name only to avoid taxes. The CEO's and Chairman still live and work in America just the company address has changed.
While we all bitch and moan about the Democrats this and the Republicans that and the Tea Party that and the Green party this it all falls back on us for not taking responsibility. You cannot stand for a platform and not care about your fellow American. There is no middle class in America anymore, there is rich and poor. The rich look out for themselves and the poor fight among themselves.