Anyway, back to Bernie Sanders very good summary of the State of the Nation and where the Republicans are taking us with too little resistance from their alleged opposition.
In the next month, despite all their loud rhetoric about the "deficit crisis," the Republicans want to add $700 billion to the national debt over the next 10 years by extending Bush's tax breaks for the top 2 percent. Families who earn $1 million a year or more would receive, on average, a tax break of $100,000 a year. The Republicans also want to eliminate or significantly reduce the estate tax, which has existed since 1916. Its elimination would add, over 10 years, about $1 trillion to our national debt and all of the benefits would go to the top 0.3 percent. Over 99.7 percent of American families would not gain a nickel. The Walton family of WalMart would receive an estimated tax break of more than $30 billion by repealing the estate tax.
That's just the start.
The billionaires and their supporters in Congress are hell-bent on taking us back to the 1920s, and eliminating all traces of social legislation designed to protect working families, the elderly, children and the disabled. No "social contract" for them. They want it all.
It's worth keeping his short post from Buzzflash, it looks like a pretty good roadmap for their proposed route. Not the one they're admitting to, the real one.
Note: It's so clear that the Republicans have no intentions other than the ones Bernie Sanders notes, that Barack Obama's continued bipartisan gestures have become intensely embarrassing. Even the willfully blind New York Times has dropped the pretense around that. It's time for Barack Obama to face the truth and act as if he's under constant attack by people who want to destroy him. Because he is.