I've been paying attention since the 2000 elections and this has been one of the most disturbing observations, that the US is rapidly moving towards being a third world country. How? A vast income gap, corruption, inequality, lack of services, and an underdeveloped economy. Except for the last one we're on our way... A vast gap in the incomes of the wealthiest and the rest of us. Tax cuts that go disproportionately to the wealthiest 1% Abolishing the estate tax that only affected the very wealthiest. Shifting the tax burden to payrolls and state sales taxes, again not the rich. Real wages are falling, while corporate profits soar. Corruption Enron, friends of the bushes. Halliburton, Run by the VP wins a lot of no bid contracts that they then cheat on. Burning our own CIA agents for political revenge.Valerie Plame. War without justification. Lack of services Health insurance only for those with money. Education costs soar, limiting advancement to those who are already wealthy. This is by no means all of it, but I get the distinct impression that the republicans would be perfectly happy living in a USA where the poor paid taxes and the rich didn't. Where only those with money would have access to services, Health Savings Accounts anyone? I don't have anything against the wealthy, but why should the least able to pay have to pay for those most able to pay? Tax cuts sound nice, but unless the government also stops spending, a tax cut is just a tax shift. This administration hasn't cut spending, in fact they've spent more than any before, so when these taxes get cut from the billionaires, who pays?