So I don't know what you're on about.
So I don't know what you're on about.
I think you find it hard to support your idea of Americans wanting higher taxes, less security, and more government intrusion.
"That’s the good thing about being president. I can do whatever I want.” Barack Obama, 2-10-14
Yes, you did. The great majority of Americans agree with the Democratic tax platform.They would never join the democratic party because, even if they are moderate, they still vehemently disagree with their tax policy.
The big difference is that instead of holding everyone hostage over those beliefs, they're willing to compromise.
Also, the polls disagree with you:
Americans prefer a balanced approach of tax increases and spending cuts, which is how its always been.
Don't put words in my mouth and say I'm 'equating' something when I have done no such thing.
I said absolutely nothing about tea partiers, at all. I did not equate moderates with them, and did not include them in my statement at all.
As I said, the moderate republicans would never join the democratic party because of the tax issue. They would compromise if a bill came before them that raised taxes though.
I don't think of irrational Republicans who are pretty determined to vote against their own interests as moderates.
Moderate republican lawmakers wouldn't switch to the democratic party because the democratic party as a whole trends towards more progressive tax policies that those moderates would not support. The difference between them and the tea party folks, though, is that they will negotiate over those tax issues and be willing to support them under the right circumstances. (like when those taxes are also accompanied by significant spending cuts)
Americans want higher taxes on the upper 2~%. Correct. Any claim you want to make that 'liberals' want to raise taxes for 'ordinary Americans' will have to be supported by something other than the endless Republican insistence that "they do" and that Obama's tax policy aims to "raises Americans' taxes" for anyone other than that top group.think you find it hard to support your idea of Americans wanting higher taxes, less security, and more government intrusion.
The Department of Homeland Security was a Republican creation and a massive increase in government scope, size and intrusiveness so this notion you have that Democrats have some big huge bureaucracy ready to implement to "intrude" into people's lives is entirely your own fiction. I don't have any clue what you're referring to, in other words.
So no, you didn't represent my position. You represented a Republican fiction of the progressive position. Which I feel absolutely no need whatsoever to go out and defend, as it's false and based on a lot of nonsense and talking points.
Republicians don't have a problem with small government when it comes to things like Homeland security,nor when it involves issues like gay marriage or abortion.
Yeah, that goes into bullshit territory. It's not even stupid enough to bash...
That we are capable only of being what we are, remains our unforgivable sin.
- Gene Wolfe
They are not the only group that wants to see BOTH parties move back towards the center and bipartisanship.
No Labels: Stop Fighting. Start Fixing.
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right. H. L. Mencken US editor (1880 - 1956)
The democrats are not towards center? They are. They are right of center and perhaps moving more towards the center. The republicans are in loonyville.
You espouse the same mindset that people are Republican because they work and people are Democrat because they want "free stuff."