In contrast to the Republican budget plan, I am supposed to support something called the Obama Plan or the Gang of Six Plan, cooked by six rich guys in Congress and the Black Reagan Barack Obama. This plan also wrecks Medicare and Social Security, but doesn’t slash them quite as much. It also demands devastating cuts to Medicaid, but not at much as the Republican plan. It also eviscerates the safety net, but not as much. The big selling point is that it supposedly raises taxes on the rich by closing some tax loopholes.
So I have the Republican plan, massive cuts with no tax increases, or the Obama Plan, massive cuts with higher “taxes on the rich.” LOL, I’m supposed to support the Obama Plan? Why in God’s name should I do that? I don’t want these massive cuts. They are unnecessary, and there is no debt crisis anyway. Why should I support massive cuts with higher taxes on the rich versus massive cuts with no tax increases on the rich?
As long as we are slashing away, I don’t care if the rich pay their fair share or not. The programs get eviscerated one way or another. The outcome is the same. With one plan, the rich get taxed a bit more, and with another, they don’t.
Why should, or anyone else for that matter, care whether the rich get taxed or not, as long as the programs get wrecked? What’s it to me? What’s it to anyone else? How do we benefit? Is the state going to collect those taxes on the rich and give me a cut of them? Nope. What’s it going to do with that money? The money will feed a corporatist and oligarchic state that attacks me and my kind.
Nevertheless, the vast majority of liberals are rallying around the Obama Plan, which is a nightmare for America.