Will Tax Debate Prompt GOP to Drop Role as Protector of Rich?

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    The debate has once again put the GOP in the difficult position of defending the richest Americans, who, as a simple question of math, make up only a sliver of the nation’s voting public. Amid talk of cutting popular entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, the risk is that Republicans will come off as callous to the needs and concerns of the middle class.

    “Fighting to the death to protect a small segment of population, at the moment, is politically questionable,” Tom Rath, a longtime Republican operative and senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s campaign, told National Journal.

    “The old arguments aren’t working anymore,” said Steve Lombardo, a GOP strategist. “Or they’re working with such a small segment with the public that they’re no longer relevant.”

    Will Tax Debate Prompt GOP to Drop Role as Protector of Rich? - NationalJournal.com

    While raising taxes on higher income Americans appears popular, the public apparently doesn't want changes to Medicare, the federally administered program which guarantees access to health insurance for those 65 and older, and for younger people with disabilities.

    By a 51%-44% margin, the Quinnipiac poll indicates the public opposes gradually raising the age for Medicare eligibility. Two-thirds of those questioned in the ABC/Washington Post poll also objected to raising the age from 65 to 67, and plurality in the AP/GfK poll say the same thing. And only three in ten of people surveyed in that poll support the slowing of growth of annual Social Security benefits.

    According to the Quinnipiac poll, seven out of ten oppose cutting Medicaid spending.

    Trio of polls: Support for raising taxes on wealthy – CNN Political Ticker

    USMB Republicans are screaming from the fringe. They don't understand that the Republican BASE is against cutting certain so called entitlements by a higher percentage than the overall population.

    You heard me:

    Screaming From The Fringe!
     
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    Despite having their asses handed to them repeatedly in the last few years and despite repeated hilarious gaffs in the past few years, the GOP has steadfastly stuck to it's current course based about upon the benefactors and those who control the GOP. Why does anyone think they'd change direction now? And why does anyone think they'd have the intelligence or strength internally to change direction when they've shown that they do not.
     
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    As long as people like the Koch Bros stuff money into their pockets, the GOP will do their bidding. Only when they notice that without the seats, there is no money will they come to their senses. By then, if they stay on the present course, they will have gone the way of the Whigs.
     
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    The Republican Party will bounce back, but it will be vastly different. Look at the Republican Party before the middle 60's and the Klan, anti science, minions for millionaires party they've become since.
     
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    Are lefties the only ones who read history?
     
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    The left reads history.

    The right rewrites history.
     
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    I just wanted to pee on you guys little circle jerk :lol:
     
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    Interesting term "protector of the rich". I assume the radicals are talking about the "American rich" who deserve protection as least as much as the wino pissing in a park or the OWS fanatic stopping commerce in the Northwest. Somehow the radicals who seem to only communicate with other radicals assume that everyone hates achievers. Look around lefties. The rich...R ...us.
     
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    rdean IS the lunatic fringe. :razz:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqUa_G1h3pw]Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe - YouTube[/ame]
     

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