The gap between the rich and the poor has grown quite wide, in fact the rich have only got richer...meanwhile, their taxation is at an alltime low, but that still isn't good enough for them.
The sort of people who allow others to die without medical care, yet at the same time be self-righteous about being religious, have serious issues with hypocrisy.
I take heart only in that I know there are Christians who actually think some of the actions of the Republican party are wildly immoral, and that it's wrong to link some of these financial policies to the Christian faith...some of these people are seriously confused. At least the people who don't drag morality into it - and openly admit that they just don't want people touching their piles of money - are being honest.
And to address the question of "what exactly is going on here" that Southern Kross raised...well from what I understand, the Tea Partiers are pushing for enormous cuts (even greater than the ones already being proposed) and some of the older conservatives are pushing for the social rider issues.