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    How my political party directly benefited me

    There has been a lot of talk about ideas and which candidate's ideas are better for the individual and for the country. Well it's time to prove that these ideas actually benefit you and your interests.

    The rules of the "On-Topic" thread are:
    1. Describe how your political party and/or its elected official enacted a policy that directly benefited your life. It cannot be a hypothetical example, nor a benefit beyond yourself, your spouse, or children. Friends, parents, and relatives do not count.
    2. NO negative examples criticizing another elected official or political party instead of listing your own positive benefits. This is not a partisan bash thread.

    The rationale of this thread is to demonstrate how your politics are directly benefiting you. This can mean added wealth, improved rights and freedoms, or increased opportunities that have helped shape the success in your life. Be specific.

    Example:

    As a registered Democrat, the policies of my party have had a direct impact and benefit to some of the most important years of my life.

    1. My job during the Great Recession:
    I graduated and finished school at the onset of the Great Recession. When I entered the job market related to my field, there were no jobs in my area and I was tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Fortunately, I was hired within a few months. However, the economy got worse just as Obama was assuming office. Thankfully, President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (aka the stimulus) injected hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy, including funding that went into my field. Because of the stimulus bill, my employment was able to maintain its budget for a couple of years as the economy recovered. Once the stimulus money dried up, however, budget cuts began to happen. I received my pink slip that year along with over 100 other employees. Thankfully, most of us were hired on shortly afterwards and I had enough seniority built up from the first couple years of the stimulus, to keep my job.

    If there was no Stimulus bill, I would not have my job right now. Everything that I have built my life up to: my own place, my new car, and the experiences I've had, would never have happened. I have a career thanks to President Obama, and I am deeply grateful for that.

    2. Tax Cuts
    Under the Obama administration, I received the "Making Work Pay" tax credit for the 2009, 2010 year in the amount of $400 each. Currently, I am benefiting from the payroll tax cut that reduces that deduction by 2%.

    3. Marriage Equality
    In my state, our Democratic governor and majority Democratic legislature passed a bill that would grant full marriage equality to all gay and lesbian couples in my state. It has been put on referendum by members of the Republican party; however, with the full push and support of the Democratic party, it is likely to prevail. After this election, I could very likely have the right to marry the man I fall in love with and begin to build a family with all the legal protections and benefits of a married couple.


    As you can see, I've listed three, direct benefits of how my political party has changed my life for the better. These are actual, tangible benefits directly associated with the policies of my elected officials.

    What are yours?
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    Re: How my political party directly benefited me

    Obviously, we have ALL INDIVIDUALY, myself included, benefited from the Bush tax cuts and the boom which resulted.

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    Re: How my political party directly benefited me

    ^ Can you be more specific and detailed here? Are there any further policies that have directly benefited you?
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    I am not going to add up my tax savings since 2002 but anyone who paid Federal income taxes during that period saved a proportionately large amount. I reserve the right to think of additional benefits.

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    Re: How my political party directly benefited me

    Peace of mind. Knowing the current leader and his party thinks of me as a regular human being and deserving of the same rights and everyone else. I am not talked about as a second class citizen or inferior. As far as financially, I really couldn't say, I just know what I have in my accounts. I live like I always have. I have enough to pay my bills and extra to do what I want and I've had the same job the past 19 years.
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    Re: How my political party directly benefited me

    I am not part of a party officially.

    I am not amused with the GOP, but for me, it's a person to person thing, not a party thing. What individual does what for me. The GOP disqualify themselves by not serving my interests, several times over. I prefer independent or green candidates and I think now us greenies may actually start to be taken seriously.
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    Re: How my political party directly benefited me

    DEMOCRATIC PARTY: In nearly every case in the past 20 years (at least), where legislative or judicial results have given new rights to us, it was mostly because of Democratic efforts, not Republican. This includes judges/justices which lean Democrat, or were appointed by Democrats. Sometimes the Democrats have been unanimous for us, perhaps persuading one or three Republicans to come along (as was necessary in New York, where one of the chambers - I forget which - had a slight Republican majority).

    Even the awful DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL law which we were stuck with for so long, was an IMPROVEMENT over what had existed in the past where it was illegal for a gay person to be in the military, and there was no limitation at all on secret witch hunts, which were limited only by what we now think of as primitive technology (no face recognition software, etc.). This "improvement" came from the hard work of a Democrat (Bill Clinton) but, of course, that awful DADT law is now a thing of the past - thanks to another Democrat (Barack Obama) and the lame duck Democratic-controlled houses of Congress just before Christmas of 2010 in a special session. The 111th Congress KNEW that if DADT wasn't repealed "NOW! at that time," that it was possible we would be stuck with it for decades to come, because the soon-to-convene 112th Congress would include the results of the Republican/Tea Party tsunami of November 2010.

    In many cases, in Washington (D. C.), the Republican orthodoxy absolutely forbids any member of that Party to ever vote, for any reason, for anything that may ever be beneficial to gay people.

    The delineation between Democrats and Republicans in "the electorate" (i.e. on ballot initiatives, state Constitutional amendments, and such) is not as sharp. Individuals in the general public are not beholden to Party orthodoxy, but to their own belief systems - therefore you'll have Democrats voting against "gay stuff" and Republicans voting for it. Religious affiliation may be a better predictor of these public votes than Party affiliation. Republicans DO tend to be somewhat more likely to follow a specific organized religion than Democrats, but some Democratic sub-groups (such as African-Americans, and the Latinos which come from heavily-Catholic Mexico) also are more strongly religious and are less likely to vote pro-gay than all Democrats in their entirety.

    But, in general, the Democratic public IS more likely to vote in favor ot "our" issues than are Republicans.

    THE THREAD ASKS HOW I'VE BENEFITED PERSONALLY, THOUGH:
    Actually, so far, little has benefited me in personally notable ways, but that could change abruptly and extremely. I live in Illinois, and thanks to the Democrats in Springfield, CIVIL UNION is available to me. This would have never happened if the legislature had been Republican instead. (Yes, they CAN do something right in Springfield once in a while, a/k/a "Even a broken clock is accurate twice a day.") Though I have had no "official" benefit from this yet, I feel it has benefited me merely to know that the option actually exists.
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    Re: How my political party directly benefited me

    ^ During the December 2010 session, if I remember correctly, didn't the Senate make an end run past the certainty of Republican filibustering, by passing it as some sort of reconciliation/budgetary measure? I don't remember the argument, but perhaps it was because of the absolute truth that DADT was costing a lot of money, and futile training sunk into later-discharged human resources, etc.

    My post also implied that Barack Obama was initially responsible for the repeal of DADT, which isn't really true - but indirectly it is true. Congress was reassured that if they could only PASS this repeal, the President would not veto it.

    Let's see a post in here from somebody who was able to go into the military (or remain in the military after having already been there), no longer having to be concerned JUST because they were gay.

    Don't forget about the gay soldier who was BOOED because he dared ask about gay rights in front of Republicans. VILE.
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    Re: How my political party directly benefited me

    Do you want details?

    Do you want dates and estimates of financial return?

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    Re: How my political party directly benefited me

    Quote Originally Posted by pat grimshaw View Post
    Do you want details?

    Do you want dates and estimates of financial return?





    Not to mention the snarky response.

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    Re: How my political party directly benefited me

    ^ You assume too much. The OP wanted specific details but I assume we have all failed him.

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    Re: How my political party directly benefited me

    All political parties buy votes. It is a fact of democratic life.



    (BTW Was this for some college assignment or something?)
    Last edited by pat grimshaw; June 23rd, 2013 at 04:55 PM.

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    Re: How my political party directly benefited me

    Broodmother Troll Grimshaw, are you trying to bait me?
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