If I were a Republican, the last thing I'd want to talk about is "class warfare." For 30 years Republicans and their Wall Street allies have conducted a sustained, effective war on the American middle class.
Reducing the country's $14 trillion debt is a critical national priority. While the president's plan would reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years, Rep. Ryan's plan would have no perceptible impact on the federal deficit.
All of the "America is broke", "just stop the spending" rhetoric sounds very appealing until you start looking at who is hurt by the cuts, and who benefits by not paying their fair share to finance government.