To the Republican Party the 99% are nothing more than interchangeable parts to be used in the gears of Industry and War and to be disposed of when broken by those Monsters.You, Mister or Miss Average American, are nothing but a fresh body to be plugged into the system. When you can't do the job anymore you are not worth anything to the Republican Party and Plutocratic Lords they serve.
This is why they don't want you educated. This is why they want women trapped in the cycle of childbirth. This is why the are constantly trying to eliminate Medicare. This is why they are always trying to take away Voting Rights. This is why the undercut and destroy Labor Unions. This is why the constantly want to steal Social Security.
The whole goal is to get as many people into the Capitalist system, train them just enough to haul trash, input data, pull a trigger or sweep and mop a floor. But, when you can't do those things anymore or can't give birth to another generation...
The Republican Party sees all humanity as nothing more than a giant pool of labor. To be used and abused when young and healthy and cast aside when old, sick or broken.
Here are just some of the evidence:
Senator Mike Lee of Utah ran in 2010 on repealing Child Labor Laws. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gringrich echoed his sentiments by declaring, "Child labor laws are truly stupid" and a plan to "get rid of unionized janitors and pay local students to take care of the school."Education has always been a bane to Republicans because once people, especially women, are educated they overwhelming reject conservatism and Right-Wing thinking.
Lost amongst the odious Racist Limpballs repeated sexual harassment and misogynistic assaults on Sandra Fluke was he continued on other women and vented his anger on "Overeducated single white females". Educated women scare and infuriate Limbaugh because they can see through his shallow pleas to to the Patriarchy and Oppression.
Rick Santorum thought he was scoring points with conservative voters when he smugly stated,
"President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob.”But, that was merely a play to anti-Elitism. His real fear are educated Americans. On President Obama’s efforts to boost college attendance, Santorum warned his supporters about higher education,
“because they're indoctrination mills, absolutely … The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.”Of course, attacking education as away to further the Oppression of Women hasn't been confined to merely Limpballs 20 year defamation of educated women as "Feminazis". Republicans are using the power of Government to pass laws to restrict and shame any woman who dares buck the power of the Right-Wing Patriarchy.
Multiple Republican controlled state Legislatures, have decided and passed degrading State-Sponsored Trasnvaginal Ultrasound Laws, or to be more accurate State-Enforced Slut-Shaming Rape Wand Laws. The Key Leader of this has been Virginia and Republican Governor Bob McDonnell but such "Laws" have spread to multiple states.
But, not to just limit themselves to "Ultrasound Opportunity Acts" Republicans have begun an assault on contraception and the sexual behavior of all Americans as well.
The Republican Totalitarian Assault on America doesn't just target children and women but is also focused on rolling back hard won gains for all American workers. Republicans take aim at dismantling Unions because Unions give Americans a fighting shot at earning a good, living wage with benefits instead of being held at the whims of the 1% and their cut-throat Capitalism.
The soon to be recalled Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker never mentioned Unions prior to being elected but after winning struck right at Unions (while sparring others in an attempt to divide and conquer) while sneaking State funds and State-controlled utilities to the Koch Brothers who are bankrolling him.
Several other Republican Governors Mitch Daniels of Indiana, Paul LePage of Maine, John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan joined the Crusade and created budgets which placed the burden of Government onto the backs of working and middle class Americans while stripping Unions of Rights all in an effort to reduce the standard of living for Americans and make them wage slaves to Corporate Monsters.
Besides gutting and dismantling Unions, Republicans work to reduce the standard of living of 99% of Americans by their constant restructuring of the Tax Code. Republicans tinkering isn't designed to make it easier or more comprehensible for the 99% but, to make it byzantine and laden with special tax cheats for the 1%.
The elimination of Security and Exchange Tax and deregulation of Wall Street lead to the George W(orst President Ever) Bush Recession, but the dropping of the Capital Gains/Deferred Compensation tax rate to 15% allowed the Richest Americans to accelerate their control over the Wealth of the Nation. So much so, that in 2010 93 percent of income gains went to the top 1 percent.
But, even though Mitt Romney, Nominee of the 1%, paid a tax rate of 13.9% on his income of $21.6 Million dollars, Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh and Newt Gingrich (again) think that rate is too high. They both want Capital Gains taxes to be ZERO and for Mitt and all the Vulture Capitalist to take home all the money they make on firing Americans and closing American factories.
Additonally, the entire deabte over Obama Healthcare Insurance Reform centered around Republicans opposition to letting Americans enjoy a modicum of decent healthcare in their old age. Congressman Paul Ryan when he's not out being wined and dined by Billionaire Hedge Fund Vultures, created a program he calls New Medicare, the goal of which is the destruction of Medicare and it's replacement by a system of capped and limited payouts for medical coverage.
Even though Social Security, as it is currently structured, will be able to pay out until 2037 and is not causing the deficits, Republicans have been claiming for 70 years it's on the verge of bankruptcy. Their dire predictions, like those of Armageddon is at Hand Preachers, all fail but that doesn't stop them from repeating them at every opportunity.
Back in 2010, Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn ominously declared, "My colleagues celebrate this day as being like the day when Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid were passed. They forget that today those programs are insolvent and will likely crush our children under their debt"
Texas Governor Rick Perry, who never met a bribe he didn't like, declared Social Security is "a Ponzi scheme".
The only scheme going on involving Social Security is the Republican Plan to steal those funds and funnel them into Wall Street, where the 1% can apply the Free Market to them and they'll vanish into the Plutocrats off-shore bank accounts.
I could go on like this and highlight Indiana Congressman Rick Morris violently stupid, arrogantly uninformed, insulting attack on the Girl Scouts of America when he wrote a memo to his friends in the 112th Congress,
"I did a small amount of web-based research, and what I found is disturbing. The Girl Scouts of America and their worldwide partner, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), have entered into a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood. You will not find evidence of this on the GSA/WAGGGS website—in fact, the websites of these two organizations explicitly deny funding Planned Parenthood."This is your Republican Party America. You may think these are just crazies infecting the Party but, it isn't it's part of their goal of reducing the American People to the Status of third-world Wage Slaves, while the Republicans act as the Guard Dogs and Protectors of the 1%.