Frank Rich hits it out of the ballpark (as usual):
The real goal is to reward the G.O.P.’s wealthiest patrons by crippling what remains of organized labor, by wrecking the government agencies charged with regulating and policing corporations, and, as always, by rewarding the wealthiest with more tax breaks. The bankrupt moral equation codified in the Bush era — that tax cuts tilted to the highest bracket were a higher priority even than paying for two wars — is now a given. The once-bedrock American values of shared sacrifice and equal economic opportunity have been overrun.
The amazing (and sad) thing is how these people have so many little people lined up behind them and their figureheads. These days, everyone drinks the swill that the government is the enemy and needs to be choked to death. Doesn’t anyone realize that choking the government to death will eventually lead to the rest of us impaled on the sword of pure unadulterated greed? Do these tea partiers actually think the Koch brothers or any of these other oligarchs give a fuck about them and will know they exist once they’ve destroyed our nation?
Sadly, there likely isn’t any end in sight. The Democrats have, as usual, started the process of capitulating and slashing spending for important Federal programs to shreds in the name of “bipartisan compromise”.