If we want our democracy to make it through the 21st century, we cannot continue to increase the disparity of wealth between the rich and the middle class. As we can already see in this election cycle, a small minority of wealthy individuals and corporations are using their vast fortunes on negative advertising in an attempt to control who gets elected. The Republican insistence on extending the tax cuts for the super wealthy will only make them richer. Already 5 percent of Americans control 95 percent of our wealth.
Middle class Tea Party activists, Republicans, and Independents should think twice about the consequences of electing people who will vote to increase the disparity of wealth between the rich and the middle class. Be careful what you wish for! Democracy may be the victim.