With some of the actions of the Obama Administration many of us now see them as the lesser of two evils, not any real solution to our nation's problems. While many of us doubt whether they will really ever fight for what this country really needs, a Progressive vision we still must credit them one thing. They are indeed the much lesser of two evils. That is because when you look at what Mitt Romney and the Corporate zealots in the Republican Party want to do for this country it is indeed evil in itself.
We have been saying it all along here at Hillbilly Report since the draconian Ryan Budget was released. All Republicans care about is maintaining the status-quo of the last thirty years and indeed they hope to make it worse. Worse for all of us. You see, while they cry about the budget, deficits and debt that they themselves caused with their greed they are always on the march to steal even more from people who do the actual work in the middle-class. Worse yet, they seek to balance the budget on the backs of the poor, the helpless and children all while keeping the party going for themselves.
It is no secret that in the last few decades 1% of Americans have run wild. They care nothing about their country or anyone else within, and they believe our government is supposed to be used soley as a vehicle to drive their own greed. In case you haven't noticed, these folks have raked the rest of us over the coals the last few decades. Their constant greed has stagnated wages, crashed our economy and ballooned our deficit as they insist on picking our economy clean and pocketing the profits.
You constantly hear various Republican candidates and think-tanks spewing one idea in one form or another. A flat-tax. Sometimes they actually manage to convince ordianary Americans this is the best route to go on taxes. You see, a flat-tax would end Progressive taxation and most all deductions. A closer look at this scheme easily reveals why these folks want it so badly. A flat tax is a wet dream for the rich and a nightmare for all of us.
Across the country a strange phenomena is occurring. Republicans are taking to the airwaves en masse complaining of taxes being raised. This is sort of ironic when millions of Americans are seeing their taxes cut. Ah, but the Republican hangup centers around the Bush tax cuts and the fact that the ones on the very wealthy will be allowed to expire.
I wrote a few diaries several months ago about a Democratic newcomer in Kentucky politics when John Waltz announced his run here, here, and here. While I very much liked what Waltz was saying, I wondered about his ability to mount a race as a newcomer and in Kentucky's Fourth Congressional District. However, as this race is progressing John Waltz is proving to be an extremely viable candidate as well as being a real fighting Democrat. Now, Waltz's campaign is picking up steam and with our help could mount a real challenge to put Republicans on defense this fall in at least one previously secure district.