The real reason Republicans cannot elect a Speaker: They want to destroy the American middle class

This article was written by liberal blogger and commentator Thom Hartman and copied from DailyKos.

The Real Reason the Freedom Caucus Hates Kevin McCarthy Is Larger Than You Think

While Kevin McCarthy’s struggle to become Speaker of the House of Representatives appears to be about personality and struggles within the House Republican caucus, it’s really about something much larger: the fate and future of American “big government” and the middle class it created.

Ever since the Reagan Revolution, the phrase “big government” has been on the lips of Republican politicians. They utter it like a curse at every opportunity.

It seems paradoxical: Republicans complain about “big government,” but then go on to support more and more government money for expanding prisons and a bloated Pentagon budget. Once you understand their worldview, however, it all makes perfect sense.

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