Oh, please. Spare me. The only thing "conservatives" talk about cutting is social welfare. They want to increase defense spending, hand people a voucher for public education (rolling eyes) and make sure that nothing changes for the top income earners, corporations using cheap labor and disparity of tax code.<quoted text>
So the "fear" is hunger, shelter, medical care, eldery needs, etc. You mean the very same "fear" that all humans have had throughout recorded history?
Nobody is saying "gut" anything. But if you are afraid of not being able to afford living a reasonably decent life, the first thing to do is this: Do NOT go bankrupt.
Obama and the Dems will ruin us financially. That will do nobody any good whatsoever. All the "fears" you mentioned will be made worse... much worse.
The worst thing about liberals is their intolerance. They actually believe that their heart-felt sentiments for the poor, elderly, infirm, etc. are SOOOOOOOOOO special that NOBODY else can possibly share them. That is, if you're not a liberal you must want to starve kids, beat the elderly and shoot litters of kittens for fun.
The reason that liberals believe this nonsense is that their intolerant philosophy is based on HATRED. As with the Nazis and the communist, anyone who does not join up is automatically a despised enemy. There can be no oppostion because to be in opposition is EVIL! Only THEY have noble thoughts about caring for the needy. Everyone else, therefore, must despise the needy.
You are a perfect example of this closed-minded, retrograde, autocratic thinking.
Conservatives want to keep us, first & foremost, within a reasonable budget that will allow some measure of support for all those programs you mentioned. It is not as simple as just taxing the rich and giving it to the poor. That's infantile thinking for children. What moves and motivates a vibrant economy is complicated. And a healty economy is the prerequisite for all the charity work there is, or is ever going to be.
You don't decide how much the need is, spend the money on that need, then try to figure out how to pay for it. That's putting the cart before the horse. Wrecking the economy is irresponsible and actually shows a callous disregard for those you claim to be so worried about. Plus it's just damned stupid. Having everyone poor might make us all "equal" in our misery, but that's about all it will do.
You've let your envy, hatred and jealousy of the successful warp your mind into believing that their good fortune must be built upon the misfortune of others. This zero-sum view is a gross simplification of a very dynamic and complicated situation. It's put forth by politicians who've realized that stirring up class warfare among the ignorant pays off. It's much simpler to gin up a howling mob than to educate them about reality. YOU are just a pitch-fork & torch carrying member of that mob, nothing more.
You're not the sharpest tool in the shed to have allowed yourself to be such a pawn of a movement that is in the "breakup" stage. Surely, you're aware? If not, read more. The Republican party cannot get enough votes to win a dog fight if they don't start expanding their plan to demonstrate they have the FIRST concern about the middle class and that they giveash*t about the poor and elderly.
I don't see one positive INVESTMENT in this economy and the middle class that the Republicans want to make. Unless or until they figure one out? They're headed toward defeat in the mid-terms.