There is no other way to say it. Their first order of business, well, besides reading the constitution aloud (wondering if they will read all the amendments), is to repeal my access to healthcare. Thanks for that. Second, they have already changed the rules to allow tax cuts without having to pay for them. This will increase the deficit, no matter what they say. And I don't want to hear a Republican talk about fiscal responsibility as long as they elect irresponsible people who refuse to consider even modest tax increases to pay for our government. They are not serious, nor moral, nor ethical people.
And speaking of that constitution, Fred has a great post on the fact that it doesn't include God, and a great review of the opposition to the constitution. You know, from the deified Founding Fathers? The anti-federalists who opposed the constitution because it didn't include God and refused to prefer Christians? The one that evangelicals of the time said would result in a government run by Mohametans and Jews, and that the government would take away our Bibles and right to worship?
Sound familiar? But now the evangelical right and Tea Party idiots love the constitution. Well, not all of it. They would like to edit out the parts about the common good, and the religious litmus test (not allowed). They would like to repeal the 14th amendment, as well as those allowing income tax and direct election of senators. Because they love the constitution, mind you, more than you do. They just don't love all of it. Or have not read it. Or think that it is what they wish it to be.
BTW, Happy New Year to you and yours. I am not optimistic about this year because I know full well that Republicans are working anxiously to take away my healthcare and remove any government programs that actually help people. I am ok right now, so should follow their lead and not really care about those left behind. But for some reason, I think our government should be concerned with promoting "the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity..."