I see the mantra from the left around here and elsewhere that the GOP is only for the rich guys and care nothing about the middle and lower income classes, or those who are unemployed. It's not true, it's pure political demagoguery designed to scare people away from the repubs; I'm sure it's very effective but it is also bogus as hell. The real issue is what is the best way to help those who are less successful. I would suggest that most conservatives believe the rich can take care of themselves very nicely; but most also believe that there's no better way to improve the lot in life for everyone else than free market capitalism. Which usually means the rich get most of the gains; it is their money after all that gets invested. No other economic model comes close in terms of growth, jobs, and prosperity for everybody. Surely you've heard the term that a rising tide lifts all boats; well, it works. The left thinks that a drastic redistribution of wealth downward will create demand and economic growth. However, such a policy has never worked, particularly in times like those we face today. It isn't that the right wants to protect the wealthy, it's that such an idea is doomed to failure. There are consequences to such actions; and besides, the additional revenue is not nearly enough to make a difference. Most conservatives believe we do not have the time or money to waste on fruitless attempts to achieve greater revenue. We need greater economic growth, and taking money from some and giving it to others is not an answer. More growth means more jobs, and that is how republicans believe they can best help everybody.