Think Progress Excerpt:Okay, let me see if I have this right. Republicans claim that because we can no longer afford to worsen our debt with China and Saudi Arabia, funded liabilities like Social Security and Medicare must be cut to help shrink future debt. In the meantime, super-rich Americans sitting on stockpiles of money need a deficit ballooning tax break extension that will help deepen the red ink over the next decade by
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) said Wednesday that he is going to hold the nuclear security of the United States hostage in order to pass the tax cuts for rich.
And now they're willing to take it to the ultimate level - withhold our nation's security until they get exactly what they want - the tax cuts extended for the wealthy? Doesn't that sound even a little bit treasonous to anyone?