Why do I no longer vote for Republicans? A quick look at the current budget debate provides a good example. Both parties agree that we need to balance the budget battle. The Republican plan proposed by Paul Ryan would cut future Medicare benefits. It would also make the poorest Americans pay federal income tax while cutting the tax rate for the wealthiest even lower than the current rate under the controversial Bush tax cuts.
I disagree with Democrats on several key issues, but the Republicans propose cutting benefits for the elderly and stealing from the poor to give to the rich. I will never support this type of injustice, and I will vote against any candidate who does.
This Reuters article summarizes the current budget impasse: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/09/usa-debt-talks-idUSN0823575120110609