I dont disagree with much of your post, just one thing.<quoted text>
Ok, I guess the problem, or confusion I have over this issue is that I am part of that demographic as well, white, male, middle class. I have no debt (except a mortgage) I have never been on any government assistance in my life, or benefitted from any of those government programs personally, and faithfully pay my taxes. I started working when I was 15 years old (born in the early seventies) and have always paid taxes.
I am not upset by this at all. I don't feel that I am being treated unfairly by the government or unduly taxed. I just don't see where all the angst comes from. I feel it is our moral and civic duty to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Does that mean carry or support a bunch of lazy free loaders... heck no. Does that happen in the system some... I'm sure it does. No system is perfect though and any system can be exploited. Does that mean we should just get rid of systems of social support... no, I don't think it does. I applaud the idea behind the AHCA even if I am disappointed in its implementation so far. I think in time the problems can be ironed out though.
I wish the Republicans would come up with some credible alternatives to overhauling healthcare in response to the AHCA (or had done so before hand) but instead they just want to complain about how bad they think it is without ever offering anything constructive in it's place. The reality behind that is that they would have been happy to let it continue on as it was, and ignore the problems... because hey... it doesn't affect the rich right? They have always been able to get the best medical care, so who cares about anyone else. That is their attitude deep down though they won't come right out and admit it.
Let me ask you this, do you think all those lobbyists on Capitol hill are walking right by the dems to get to the reps?
They are all looking out for the rich.