Speaking of the fiscal cliff, 60% of the people want the rich to pay more. The ‘little bit’ isn’t even an amount close to the sums extracted from the middle class over the last twelve years. The people are tired of supporting the corporates and politicians who treat businesses as people.
There cannot be a government of the people when plutocrat-backed politicians like Carl Rove, Grover Norquist, John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Rush Limbaugh, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush still intensely push their agenda as a bargaining chip against raising taxes for the top 2%. They lost the credibility to continue that point of view. The people want the rich to pay more.
Leave Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs benefitting the people alone. Both the government and individuals are already paying bloated prices for these services. Instead, take a look at defense, tax loopholes for the wealthy, corporate gimmes and off-shore tax aversion. If the Republicans want corporations to pay less, encourage them to bring jobs back to America and start hiring. Everyone working pays taxes and the corps can use salaries as an expense of the ‘cost of doing business.’ The people want some money to spend.
It is no longer in vogue to support the greed infested corporate world. This thirty-year old blueprint needs retooling. A democracy exists so all have a chance, not merely for ‘some’ with enough bully power to glut an economy. The people support ‘the right to make a profit,’ but obscene amounts garnered by corrupting the system go against our moral compass. Our federal taxes pay for social programs. Changing the rules and/or diverting responsibility for execution of these programs to state/country/city levels, simply makes the people pay a second or third time for the same thing.
So you don’t get the Ryan budget.
A message to the GOP and their ‘job creator’ friends: Hire the people or get out of the way. 2014 will be here before you know it.