The Republican Party is an anti-American, treasonous CRIME FAMILY whose sole, overriding motivation is the MASSIVE TRANSFER OF WEALTH from WE, THE PEOPLE to Wall Street criminals, corporate oligarchs running the insurance companies, and international investment bankers who are salivating to get their grubby little fingers on the LAST, GREAT CHUNK OF THE PEOPLE'S MONEY that has eluded their control — PRIVATIZATION is their ultimate goal: (1) Privatizing Medicare, vastly raising premiums on current and future retirees (see below, and links) ensures a BONANZA of seniors' income into the pockets of the private insurance corporations. It's the ULTIMATE senior citizens scam to drain them of their life-savings with ever increasing medical costs, and make them (not falsely dependent on the government, but) actually dependent on the soaring private cost of healthcare for survival. (2) Privatizing Social Security is the NEXT STEP in their craven plan (failed when GWB tried it in 2005). Assaulting the Social Security trust fund, solvent for the next 75 years, quite simply because it's the LAST, HUGE CHUNK of our wealth Wall Street hasn't yet stolen to gamble with and make their fortunes from more ill-gotten gains, thanks to the GOP, a la Romney, with overseas shelters and investments, further draining our treasury, as we become a warfaring, feed-the-Pentagon-beast oligarchy with a FEUDAL social structure: THE HAVES (1%) AND THE HAVE-NOTS (99%).
These are the stakes. The very SURVIVAL of the Middle Class, as the President correctly stated. And so, defeating greedy, treasonous oligarchs riding Citizens United toward the hijacking of our democracy, and stopping "Robin Hood in reverse" in its tracks, becomes our critical task in this election. Here is the Times' editorial of 8/18 with just the facts, ma'am. (Emphasis mine.)