Everyone thinks they are hard done-by, but it seems that everyone is also getting something that they are unwilling to give up to “fix” the problem in Washington, state capitals and local government offices.
- union workers – no Cadillac tax on their expensive healthcare, excessively generous negotiations for wages and benefits
- all corporations, contractors, employees who are receiving money and/or jobs from earmarks, Federal programs, bail outs, tax breaks
- recipients of government payments – Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, unemployment insurance
It is estimated that more than 60% of population are included in one or more of these special-interest groups, and receive more that they pay in taxes.