Compare and Contrast. Add in the fact that Obama and the Dems will extend Bush's tax gifts to the ultra-rich and it becomes even more lopsided. The Democrats and Republicans are clear about which side of the class struggle they're on. What about you?
A 2% windfall tax on the massive profits raked in last quarter would obviate the need for such austerity measures. Obama-led Washington would rather push down federal workers' pay, axe medicare and allow bridges to collapse before daring to tax the criminal profits being earned by the rich in midst of widespread social misery due to the recession. What does that say about their priorities?
Just keep in mind- in less than 2 years we will be in the midst of a media frenzy over PR tactics, "enthusiasm" levels, and so forth. That is to say, we'll be in the midst of a presidential election, which, we'll be told over and over, is "the most important election of our lifetimes". Let me preempt some of that myopic, insipid inanity and ask that you keep the above "compare and contrast" clearly in view. Is choosing between a turd and a shit-sandwich the best we can do?