Malice towards all and charity towards none are the key words of the new Republican Party. This is not my father’s party. We’re seeing something happen in America that has never happened to this degree before. The modern Republican Party is truly proving what the “trickle-down” effect is. When you remove all the hyperbole, what you’re left with is huge transfers of income from the poor and the working class, who would see severe benefit cuts, to the rich, who would see big tax cuts. The simplest way to understand these budgets is surely to suppose that they are intended to do what they would, in fact, actually do: make the rich richer and ordinary families poorer.
It's not just that the Republicans are busy transferring wealth upwards - it's that they're busy turning us against each other, too. Blatant appeals to racism, sexism, endless fear and war-mongering, religious fanaticism; all of this intended to distract us from what they're doing to the country, and to keep us from uniting against them.