Giant Communist Robot wrote:The whole point of the liberal philosophy in this country is that there is too much money and power in too few hands. Making those who can afford to pay the cost for those who can't is simply an attempt to correct this error. Obama cares about those marginalized people; you can bet wealthy Republican Congressmen don't.
Au contraire! The Republican Party cares, but they believe the lot of the poor is best improved by improving the general conditions, rather than trying to improve individual circumstances. Oddly enough, it was President John F. Kennedy to whom is attributed the very Republican philosophy "A rising tide lifts all boats". But, alas, Ted Kennedy was no JFK.
Of course, when the Republicans apply this philosophy, it is known as 'trickle-down economics'. Same principle, different spokespersons.
President Kennedy cut taxes on the wealthy, so did President Clinton. The rising tide lifted us all. Too bad the current crop of Democrats want to build seawalls agains the tide.