June 10th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Grumpy old man.
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Inkster, MI
Originally Posted by AGoodBuzz
Seems to me that "politician" had a flawed definition.
If I were to define Democrats as those with whom I relate, we believe that America has come too far and worked too hard for us to not provide equal and equitable, basic things like:
education (through college)
strong public infrastructure
environmental safety and protection
protection from enemies both domestic and foreign
the right to live in relative freedom but not the right to injure or steal from others
the freedom to have any religion you want (or none at all)
no government endorsed religion
maintaining an adequate military to protect our borders and staying out of other countries unless the effort is lateral with other united nations
I could go on and on, but for some reason Republicans think my beliefs are evil and unacceptable. From what I can see they want:
one government endorsed and enforced religion
the freedom to pollute the waters our children drink
the freedom to steal from the American public by implementing financial policies and activities that are downright criminal
the freedom for corporations to essentially buy and sell every politician from here forward with complete impunity (latest supreme court decision)
the freedom to privatize profits and to socialize losses
invade countries that are not a threat
borrow huge sums of money from foreign countries
ship our industry overseas
import goods without equal trade policies, putting our nation at a disadvantage
I could go on and on, and if you like, I will be happy to list specific examples of several of these issues over which we've argued, but I think you all know the truth.
I could go on and on
How high of a tax rate are you willing to pay to pay for all of that?