At TPMCafe, Robert Reich has a good summary of how Republican party is pitting Americans against Americans in oder for their obscenely wealthy patrons to re-assert control over the country and the vast majority of its money and resources. He begins:
The Republican strategy is to split the vast middle and working class - pitting unionized workers against non-unionized, public-sector workers against non-public, older workers within sight of Medicare and Social Security against younger workers who don't believe these programs will be there for them, and the poor against the working middle class.
By splitting working America along these lines, Republicans want Americans to believe that we can no longer afford to do what we need to do as a nation. They hope to deflect attention from the increasing share of total income and wealth going to the richest 1 percent while the jobs and wages of everyone else languish.
The assault on workers' rights in Wisconsin recently launched by its new governor Scott Walker is only one particularly visible and intense battle. Those of us who don't want to see the country fall into the control of "robber barons" reminiscent of the late 19th century should stand with Wisconsin workers, and those of other states, in this battle.