Republicans classify non-wealthy Americans as either consumers, labor, cannon fodder, or entitlement spending. Their every policy and legislative act makes it apparent that they believe that they should be able to cheat the first, abuse the second, carelessly waste the third, and dispose of the fourth. Finally, note that – in the eyes of the Republicans – the third quickly evolve into the fourth once whatever war the Republicans found them useful for finally ends.
Which are you? If you are not, in fact, wealthy – or even if you are, but you believe that Americans are individual citizens and human beings – then to be Republican is to betray yourself.