Both parties support class warfare. They want people most in need denied help. They want government reduced to militarism, national defense, homeland security, and defending corporate and super-rich privileges.
They want everyone else spurned, on their own, sink or swim. At issue is destroying America's social contract by neoliberal austerity.
Democrats feign resistance. It's cover for what they agreed on years ago. Obama's fully on board. He's corporate America's point man.
His people-friendly persona masks his diabolical dark side. No pun intended. He's contemptuous of popular needs. He heads the fight to destroy them.
Battle lines are drawn. Ordinary people are in the crosshairs. Political theater conceals what's coming.
Both sides agreed on $4 trillion in largely domestic cuts over the next decade. It's for starters. Quietly they're on board for much more.
Deficit cutting urgency is a ruse. Whatever amounts are cut, annual deficits will rise exponentially. Cutting them depends on sound policies both parties spurn.
They include ending permanent US wars, cutting defense spending sharply, shutting down overseas bases, reinstating progressive taxes, and making corporations and large investors pay their fair share.