Truth be told –both parties, both left and right-wing media, constantly poke at the failures, hypocrisies, inability to do miracles and fulfill promises of peace and prosperity and perfection forever –by the party in power. That is how we manage to get our party and views back into power –by showing that the opposition makes errors, is corrupt, and can’t solve all the problems –many of which are caused by us folks with our choice of lifestyles ending in divorce and poverty, and fatherless kids and single moms for gov’t to take care of.
As a 4th generation conservative, I really believe we are better off with low taxes that really do allow the “haves” to hire, buy, invest, donate, provide health insurance and generally do more good –than when gov’t has all our money, kills incentive and squanders with inefficient bureaucracy. But Big Business has shown they can be as bad as gov’t at times. I’ve said before that I don’t like to see any CEO’s making mega-bucks –millions –while downsizing, i.e. firing OR borrowing from the gov’t. I believe in the Free Market –with some regulation to restrain evil –which is what most of our laws are about –or should be.
I think we would do well to work more on the health care reform bill --incrementally-- instead of just trying to pass anything–and in the meantime do things that help the economy. Raising taxes and creating new perpetual entitlement programs isn’t the way.
A recent uni study demonstrated that those receiving perpetually extended "unemployment" wait until the last minute to take a new job --taking advantage as long as they can of the gov't money for which they do not work.
My husband’s retirement is only what he has set aside –plus social security which may collapse. If gov’t decides to tax our untaxed pensions at a really high rate (proposed by democrats) , they can take away what he managed to save and we could be in want if we lived into our 90’s (which IS doubtful) –despite all his life of hard work. I also believe that estate taxes should be minimal –because the person worked for it and should be allowed to help his kids and grandkids with it –as in sending them to college, e.g.
I don’t think gov’t should be confiscatory to those who’ve worked hard all their lives to take care of themselves and their families in old age. Gov’t can destroy incentive as they did in USSR and Cuba. Why work hard if it doesn’t get you anywhere? people figure. Freedom and free enterprise have made America rich compared to most of the world –our national debt per capita is even less than many European countries. It is democrats who are more likely to deficit spend at higher rates than GOP –granted that 9/11 and war and Katrina took us deeper in the Bush years than in the Clinton years when a republican congress helped him appear to be fiscally prudent –but Obama has outspent Bush at a breathtaking rate. And of course, the “fair and balanced” media will let us know.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible