Senate candidate Tommy Thompson made it abundantly clear what Republicans have in store for American families. Austerity. What the government gives up to reduce spending, increases the out-of-pocket costs to individuals who'll pay much more than they did as a group. For some reason, this makes sense to conservatives, proving once again they're lousy fiscal stewards.
Thompson: "We have to make the tough decisions now. And I believe it's the moral responsibility of Republicans to fix this, because Republicans will have to make the necessary reductions, Democrats just do not have it in the DNA to make the necessary subtractions and deductions...it's going to take the Republicans to do this."There's nothing moral about pricing seniors out of their homes with higher Medicare costs. Thompson's threat that Republicans will do what the Democrats won't makes the choice even clearer. What isn't said is just as important; we've got to increase revenues from those who can afford to pay. That's been our tax system from the very beginning.