Brought to you by… the tea party. (missing capitals are intentional)
These are people who are proposing changes, that would take our economy back to the 19th Century, and the days of the Robber Barons. In their form of “capitalism”, they rich wield more power because they are more deserving. They must be worthy… God loves them more and made them rich…
Lower taxes on the rich, and make the poor pay more – the “47%”.
And if you read what they say, you can see they want to go back in many other ways. Especially socially. They have lost the Gay-Marriage wars, and are hopping mad!
Senator cruz will try to take control of the Senate. He will try to force Republicans to pass a spending bill that includes some rollback to something that will force President Obama to veto it. Then they can try to close down the Government. They hate the government – even though WE are the government.
The Radical Right that supports people like cruz, want nothing more than to roll back the social advances of the last… at least half century. Their goals would diminish the Middle Class, and force lower income Americans to live on even less while greatly increasing their numbers.
There is no way they would ever admit this. They talk a good line, but LIE about what it would all mean to the Country, Their major constituency are white Christian men who are angry because their stranglehold on Congress may be someday threatened.
History is full of episodes where the majority have oppressed minorities in order to maintain their own power and control. But the US Constitution stands in their way. It was written to protect the rights of minorities against the power of the majority.
And to help build a bigger majority, they cheat the system. They know they would not survive true representation of all Americans. So they work to take away influence of those whom they hate. The perfect example, are the texas Congressional Districts – does the term Gerrymander ring a bell? And their efforts to reduce minority voting.
They believe their absolute rightness allows them to do anything to achieve their goals. They clearly do not thing some US Citizens should be allowed to vote.
They what the whole country to be like texas.