Republicans believe we should give tax cuts for the rich and starve–literally starve– the unemployed and poor to motivate them to go get jobs. You might say that is hyperbole, but I don’t know what else you can call cutting off the only lifeline millions of Americans depend on when there are simply not enough jobs to go around.
You look at cartoons like this piece of crap from Bob Gorrell and you know he can’t possibly know someone who is surviving on unemployment insurance.
John Kenneth Galbraith famously said Conservatism is a philosophy about finding a “superior moral justification for selfishness.” In this case it’s a selective concern for the deficit that masks their contempt for the poor. This is the party Americans will vote for in November.