Monday, January 09, 2012
Republicans Want Single Class, Single Party Rule
I see plenty of similarities in the backward thinking of Rick Santorum and that of our Congressman Paul Ryan. Ryan wants to end corruption in government by drowning government in a bathtub, so there is no government to corrupt. Similarly, Santorum wants to end class warfare by destroying or at least pretending that there "is no middle class." No classes to go to war. This comes after I heard one of Ryan's supporters at the recent Janesville townhall say that it's not right for taxpayers to pay better wages and benefits to others than they get themselves. (Regarding Walker's war on public employees) Paul Ryan completely agreed. What they seem to be striving for is a single wage and benefit class for the 99. No more middle class. Sound far out? When the rhetoric used around small town Janesville is the same as on the national stage, I don't think it's by chance. This is beginning to sound more like their economic platform and less like rhetoric of convenience.