Today’s GOP would have us believe that someone somewhere will volunteer to feed the hungry, care for the sick, and ensure jobs for our children and their future. This is magical thinking, and in fact the reason for the decline of income and quality of life for most Americans.
Unfortunately, too many would rather dream of entering the elite then care about their brothers, and like Cain,will declare: “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
It may well be that the essential difference between the GOP and being a Democrat is that the core value of the Democratic Party has always been that in fact, we – in the form of government – ARE our brother’s keepers and responsible for one another.
For that reason, I and others will be watching carefully to see if what I view as a dangerous cut to social security – the 2% reduction – is indeed temporary. If that cut is NOT temporary, then the Democratic Party has lost its way.