I've been seeing and hearing from various sources a somewhat scary, connected bunch of stories. In several states, municipalities are grinding up their roads and reverting them to gravel. Towns are turning off their streetlights. Schools are cutting days of the week like some jobs already have. Teachers, Policemen and Firefighters are being laid off.
These are the basic, most important parts of our society that conservatives gloss over when ranting and raving about "socialism." Everyone pays for them, and everyone uses them. But let's see, what pays for all that? Taxes! And what are we being told you must not raise? Taxes! And what are conservatives pressing to cut? Taxes! Somebody please tell me how extending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% of Americans is going to keep paved roads paved?