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Crossposted from Hillbilly Report.

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party he now "leads" are determined to do one thing. Force average Americans to pay for the economy they crashed and the debt they caused with their own greed. They slopped at the government trough and pocketed cash advances off the American credit card for years and now that the bill has come due they simply refuse to pay their share of that bill. Instead they expect working Americans to pay for their greed once again. The American worker who has seen none of the gains from that greed and have already bailed it out once. Unfortunately for America the greed of folks like Romney is a never-ending evil.

The greed and idiocy of Republicans is so deep-rooted even common sense proposals are rejected. Worse yet, any proposal that even hints at sacrifice by them is completely scrapped. In their world you are the problem and should simply stand by as they pick you clean once more.

Even proposals that ask them to sacrifice in a minimal way are denounced. Republicans feel that the wealth they picked clean from the rest of us should be protected at all costs. Even when Republicans are asked to give one dollar towards the debt for every ten we give they balk:

Mitt Romney is doubling down on the now-infamous rejection of a fiscal policy deal that would provide $1 in new taxes for every $10 in spending cuts.

“I do feel that way,” Romney said in an interview broadcast Sunday on the CBS program “Face the Nation”, defending that stance.

“Government is big and getting larger and there are those who think, well the answer is just to take a little more from the American people,” Romney added.

“One of the absolute requirements of any tax reform that I have in mind is that people on the high end . . . will still pay the same share of the tax burden that they are paying now. I am not looking for a tax cut for the very wealthiest. I am looking to bring tax rates down for everyone,” he said.

http://thehill.com/...

Yes the sad truth of the matter is this. Republicans like Mitt Romney hate their country and the people within so much they do not believe they should have to sacrifice anything for anyone. They are so determined to keep the wealth they picked clean from the rest of us that nobody is sacred to them. They have seen the good times roll on for themselves while everyone else suffered for three decades now and they cannot stand the thought of that ending.

Sadly, it is easy to see who Mitt Romney and the Republicans think should sacrifice. The most helpless among us and those who have lost the most from the policies of greed that have bankrupted our country and enriched a very few selfish idiots:

Governor Mitt Romney’s proposals to cap total federal spending, boost defense spending, cut taxes, and balance the budget would require extraordinarily large cuts in other programs, both entitlements and discretionary programs, according to our revised analysis based on new information and updated projections.

For the most part, Governor Romney has not outlined cuts in specific programs. But if policymakers exempted Social Security from the cuts, as Romney has suggested, and cut Medicare, Medicaid, and all other entitlement and discretionary programs by the same percentage — to meet Romney’s spending cap, defense spending target, and balanced budget requirement — then non-defense programs other than Social Security would have to be cut 29 percent in 2016 and 59 percent in 2022 (see Figure 1). Without the balanced budget requirement, the cuts would be smaller but still massive, reaching 40 percent in 2022.

The cuts that would be required under the Romney budget proposals in programs such as veterans’ disability compensation, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for poor elderly and disabled individuals, SNAP (formerly food stamps), and child nutrition programs would move millions of households below the poverty line or drive them deeper into poverty. The cuts in Medicare and Medicaid would make health insurance unaffordable (or unavailable) to tens of millions of people. The cuts in non-defense discretionary programs — a spending category that covers a wide variety of public services such as elementary and secondary education, law enforcement, veterans’ health care, environmental protection, and biomedical research — would come on top of the deep cuts in this part of the budget that are already in law due to the discretionary funding caps established in last year’s Budget Control Act (BCA).

http://www.cbpp.org/...

Yes, to protect their greed and the wealth they have fleeced from the rest of us Mitt Romney and the Republicans would continue to punish the not only the most helpless but the most essential folks to our country.

Disabled veterans, children, the elderly and disabled citizens would be asked to sacrifice. They would see funding for programs they depend on to survive slashed so rich assholes like Romeny can continue their lavish lifestyle. Romney would punish the folks who have already been left behind by folks like himself even further.

But it is worse than that. Romney would also cut spending to pay for our police, firefighters and would gut the American educational system and any chance we could compete globally in the future. He would gut protections from workers, protections from folks like himself who care little who gets hurt or dies as long as their bottom line continues to soar. He would gut any investment in moving America forward in this century. Sadly, these cuts would come on top of cuts that have already been established. Cuts in which men like Romney were spared sacrifice.

America is at a crossroads and has a decision to make. We are not only deciding an election but a direction forward or backwards for our country. Every American must decide what they want for our future. We can decide to allow vultures like Romney and his ilk continue to rob us blind and sacrifice the most helpless among us for their greed or we can choose a different path.

This election we need to stand together and tell folks like Romney "Enough". Their greed and hatred of their country and love of profits over people will not be what this country chooses to support over working Americans and the most helpless and vulnerable among us.

The very soul of our country is at stake. Will America sell its soul to the devil known as Mitt Romney and the Republican Party or will we finally stand up and fight for our families, homes and those we love?? If we do not we will definately watch in horror as the evil of the Republican Party destroys our country and steals the last hope for freedom we have left. What remains of the middle-class. I just hope we are strong and smart enough to fight back now. Tomorrow will be too late.

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  •  They already have destroyed the u.s. (8+ / 0-)

    i grew up in.

    i was born in 1950, and the next two decades of prosperity were due to decades of democratic politicians.

    i watched nixon become the beginning of republican dismantling of prosperity.

    the ford recession the first of many republican recessions to come..

    •  Me Too! (1+ / 0-)
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      greengemini

      And we had a so much better life and future than those of our children and grandchildren.

      Remember the TV commercial with the Native American Chief watching as the environment is being destroyed? I sometimes want to shed that same tear.

      The Ghost of Tom Joad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jVZHCUbS4U

      by Illinois IRV on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 04:36:57 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Born in the 40's, a teen in the 50's, while ... (0+ / 0-)

      watching Father knows Best on TV, life was good, even though Eisenhower had TWO recessions to contend with, which he stabilized with the Interstate Hghway System.

      Inspired to the principles of the Democratic Party by hearing JFK speak at the Chicago Stadium the Friday before the 1960 election.

      The Democratic Party was effective in giving us the Civil Rights and Voter Rights Acts of 1964-65.

      Since then I have been feeling like the long-term Cubs fan I have been these many years.  The Democrats can sometimes get into the finals, but just can't hit it out of the stadium to get the championship.

      I blame apathetic voters, many with the mind of a Jay Leno Jaywalker, being 'bought' by the right wingers to go against their best interests.

      I used the word  "bought" because of the corrupting influence of private money in politics.

      One day we may again enjoy the 'America We Love' when private money is removed from politics. When political contributions are properly labeled as political bribes and treated as criminal acts, as is the practice in many of the other 'civilized' countries.

      Democrats have trouble raising money because of people like me.  But, without people like me and others who feel the same way, change will never happen. Until then,'The America We Love' will remain "Cash & Carry".

      *Austerity is the opposite of Prosperity*

      by josmndsn on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 06:26:42 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I absolutely agree with all you have written (3+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, kbman, greengemini

    in your diary. The GOP hate us, for it is we who stand in their way. They truly want a dictatorship, no question about it.

    They don't care if we live or die, have a job or don't have a job, have health care or not have health care, and most importantly, they would prefer that we don't have an education.

    They have destroyed everything that was once great about the United States of America.

  •  John Kenneth Galbraith wrote in 1977 (7+ / 0-)

    "People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage. Intellectual myopia, often called stupidity, is no doubt a reason. But the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-given right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing compared with that of the rich."  from The Age of Uncertainty.

    He was so right.

    •  Globalization is to Spare Them the Risk of Ruin (0+ / 0-)

      from destroying their country.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 02:21:30 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  It's clear they hate democracy (3+ / 0-)
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    ybruti, kbman, greengemini

    They don't mind the illusion, but the reality is being destroyed as we watch. Between voter suppression and billionaires buying elections (and politicians) it's clear they don't give a damn about having the best policies, and letting the voters decide. They want to win, then use their power to further guarantee the perpetuation of their power.

    What has happened in Michigan, where local democracy can be replaced by and appointed dictator, is merely the blueprint for their concept of the future.

  •  This has been a long term plan (0+ / 0-)

    My concern is that this has been a strategy played out and put in place over the last 3 decades. Perhaps we have ignored it up to now. However, it appears that this strategy has come to a point of culmination. It almost feels like checkmate. I believe that part of the reason for the "nakedness" of the current attempt at "coup de etat", is that there's no time like the present. Demographically, the chances at establishing a permanent supremacy for the 1% will dwindle. The current Supreme Court stands as the instrument for codifying the interpretation of law that will "legally" support this oligarchy and it's legitimacy. You can see it as Republican legislators have enacted laws that simply beg to be brought to the SC. They are daring the Dems to do it because they know they have the Roberts court ace in the hole. And this has been part of the Dems inability and reluctance to challenge them. To me this explains Citizens United ruling. Roberts was the one who expanded the scope and now look at what we have.
    So, is it too late for the cavalry? If anybody doesn't think this election is for control of the Supreme Court, you really need to wake up. With a young Chief Justice, this is the opportunity of the "Koch" class to solidify their power for at least into the 22nd Century. This is why they must be stopped. As a baby boomer, it would be my greatest regret to have left my country in the control of these parasites.

  •  who is destroying the US? (0+ / 0-)

    Under the tag economics, one expects an economic discussion.  The post above by RDemocrat includes no figures.  Not a single number.  When a comment about economics omits all figures, it s a tell.  It indicates the author is really in the domain of emotions, not economics.  

    Here are some facts and two questions.  In the 2012 budget, Federal spending is $3.8 trillion, tax revenues are $2.5 t, and the deficit is $1.3 t.  Of the spending, entitlements and interest (the unavoidables) are $2.5 t.  Everything else, energy, education, safety regulations, environment, and military are $1.3 t.  (Military is $0.9 t of the $1.3 t.)

    On the revenue side, all personal income taxes are $1.2 t.  Corporate taxes are about $0.3 t.  

    Q #1: If taxes are to close the deficit, taxes would have to double, not on the rich but on everyone.  Are we in favor of this?

    Q #2: Since the unavoidables are growing relative to the economy, in 15 years or so, there will be no money for any government functions like energy, regulation, the economy, education, the SEC, etc. What do we progs think of this?

    •  hating the country (0+ / 0-)

      Honestly, what is your evidence that Romney hates the country?  We don't like his policies, but let's have the maturity, the adult sense to recognize we have differing views.  Do you really believe that he would run for Pres. to destroy the country?  Does a baseball team manager wake up every day to say, how can I ruin the game?  Does a CEO or the lunch-room employee try to spoil what they hold?  Your opinions are childish, and simply show your hatred of conservatives.  Don't confuse your hatred with actual thought.

      Your comments are fundamentally unhelpful to the progressive cause.

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