What we are seeing is phase 2 of the well orchestrated war on the middle class by the GOP.
Phase 1 - Citizens United - Get a right-wing activist court to rule that corporations are "persons" under the Constitution so that Corporations can contribute unlimited amounts of money to buy our elections.
Phase 2 - Eliminate the voice of the people.
You people who continue to vote against your own interests by voting GOP should open your eyes. The goal of the GOP is to essentially eliminate the middle class. Keep American workers hungry and they will work for peanuts. That is the "America" that the GOP is bringing you.