Robert Reich breakdowns the Republican Strategy into three parts: 1. The battle over the federal budget; 2. The assault on public employees; and 3. The Distortion of the Constitution.
A quote from the article:
“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.”
Full Article: The Republican Strategy