Posted 5 years ago on April 7, 2013, 12:21 p.m. EST by windyacres
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I had a long political discussion last night with a staunch republican. It reminded me of the world I was a part of until 2008, when I woke up completely after the financial crash, and how it was handled.
Most of these repubs have normal intelligience, and they very strongly believe corruption is taking place in our government. That agrees with most everyone. They are aware of the layers of, "middlemen", "cronies", etc. that their tax dollars go through before it gets to the needy. They believe it is ridiculus for a government to continue spending more until these cronies/ middlemen are removed. They insist on this! They don't believe these middlemen are needed and want changes in the process of politics. They believe they are just as compassionate for the poor, but that the money for the needy come from these cronies/middlemen, instead of more taxes.
They believe the repub approach is better than the dems approach to the same problem. Obviously, the dems disagree on how to approach this problem.
THE COMMON problem is that both believe in government corruption and believe it's so extensive that it could lead to a collapse.
Recognizing that banks and large corps represents as much of our government as the politicians is a must wake up moment, repubs are behind on this aspect.
Recognizing that we only have one poliitical party in this country is another wake up moment. It seems that dems and repubs are equally asleep about this issue
In the early months of this year, we have experienced a terrible tax on the poor, with the payroll tax going back to previous levels. This from the government that made a big deal out of the extra $40 a month being so significant to so many just last summer.
We experienced gasoline prices going up 36 days in a row. Finally coming down some.
We have experienced austerity measures, (Sequester).
Now our president is proposing cuts to Social Security. Will this wake anyone?
There are many other bad signs concerning potential trade agreements and even the people the president selects to help in his administration.
The repub I argued with last night doesn't consider large corps as part of the problem, the government is the problem, and the dems are stupid for not recognizing that the money for the needy should be available, but is being siphoned off by the cronies/middlemen.
Accept it, who wins between the R's and D's in 2014 and 2016 doesn't matter. Something else must matter.
Forget Partisan, Prevent Fascism.