One has to wonder what mix of forces animates people like Collins, Flake and Corker. What combination of greed and/or cynicism and/or lack of morals and intellectual curiosity?
Or….none of the above. Without evidence to the contrary, one assumes that those three, and the rest of the GOP, believe that the path to greater shared prosperity is a vigorous business environment, the sort of which is enabled by a simpler and cheaper tax regime.
What these people fail to understand is that our current modern society is far better educated and healthier then any previous generation. Why is that? It is because of the public sector, NOT in spite of it.
Pretty sure everyone understands that. :-) The fact that you support alternatives to a monolithic public system does not mean that you wish the public system to decline. It’s not a zero sum game, after all.
What sort of society was America in the 1920’s and prior to that? In other words, before the era of big government. Would Ms. Collins care to live in this oppressive era of big government or the alleged “freedom” of 1920’s rural Maine where one could easily die of a blood blister, as did the son of Calvin Coolidge the still (I have to repeat that) the still reigning avatar of a small government President among certain conservatives?
That seems a bit muddled. The 1920’s was a very different world when it comes to health care technology, and you’re going to have trouble connecting the dots between “1920’s quality of healthcare in rural America” and “small government conservativism” in a way that seems sane.
They have consigned my children to an uncertain fate.
Let’s not be overly melodramatic, here. It’s a tax scheme, not a social shift to Logan’s Run.