Why is the Democratic party against economic growth and balanced budgets?
I'm 14, and I'm concerned about the country's direction. We're in trouble economically and we have a deficit crisis. Yet the Democrats' policies are completely against the principles America stands for: limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility. Their policies make it harder for people to create jobs.
-The Democrats support raising taxes on "the rich" and "greedy corporations", yet the rich are the ones that create our jobs! And raising taxes on business means less money can be used to create jobs. They also want to raise spending ad infinitum, which increases the national debt. This creates a huge cloud of uncertainty in the business community about if their taxes will go up. We already have the highest corporate tax rate in the world and businesses are in mass exodus to countries with fairer tax codes.
-The Democrats support more job-killing regulations of industries.. For example, if an onion farmer drops a few of his onions on the very same soil it's grown on, those onions can't be brought to market. This raises food prices, which in turn, means less economic growth.
-The Democrats support increasing the minimum wage. This sounds like good policy, but it means companies can hire less employees. It's unfair to poor people because it decreases the amount of unskilled labor a company can hire. Also, it drives up the cost of products, discouraging consumption, which is very bad for the economy.
-The Democrats refuse to allow drilling offshore and on the ground. They won't let us open nuclear power plants or mine for coal. All of this because of the population of some rare species of caribou or environmental extremist reasons like that. Come on! This makes us more dependent on oil from overseas, and it increases the cost of energy. This severely shrinks our economy and it creates pain for families. Gas is at $4/gallon, and Obama's solution is to tax the oil companies more! Outrageous! Real scientists, like the co-founder of the Weather Channel, know that global warming is a myth!
-The Democrats oppose the Connie Mac plan which cuts government spending 1 measly percent a year! They're so opposed to cutting any spending whatsoever and they were able to whine enough to get John Boehner to sign onto a deal that had lots of "future" spending cuts and a lot less in real cuts.
-The Democrats support "right-to-work" legislation forcing people to join a Union. This makes the US less business-friendly. And the Obama administration wouldn't let Boeing move its factory to South Carolina because South Carolina was a right-to-work state! Prohibiting a company from doing business and creating jobs when families are struggling? What kind of "change" is that?
-As I pointed out earlier, Democrats support increasing taxes which winds up decreasing government revenue. When you take a greater percentage out of the private economy, you have a smaller economy and less growth. This hurts the amount of revenue government takes in.
-Democrats have opposed every real plan to reduce the deficit, including the Connie Mac plan(mentioned earlier), Cut Cap and Balance, and the Republican Study Commission Plan. They are the party of no solutions, blank checks, and smoke-and-mirrors budgeting.
All in all, Democrats are a conglomerate of liberal activists, freak-environmentalists, atheist progressive vegans, union thugs, and socialists.
Please tell me Democrats, why do you oppose cutting government spending and promoting economic growth? Balanced budgets and lower taxes are basic principles that made this country strong. Socialism has always failed. Entrepreneurship is what will save us from the recession, not more government spending. You are jeopardizing my country's future by leaving us a mountain of debt(crisis started in 2006 when the Dems took over Congress) and a weak economy. Why?
Many economists are on my side......F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, Peter Morici, etc. And I get my information from many reputable sources, including the Wall Street Journal, World Net Daily, FOX News(Regular and Business), CNN Money(liberal bias but not as horrible as other places).
- RedheadLv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
Wow, for 14 you sure have a handle on what has been happening in this country. Keep on learning and listening and verifying Information so that when you are old enough to vote, you will not make the same mistakes made in the last election.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Democrats and Republicans are the same.
The Central Government, run by bureaucratic servants called Democrats and Republicans, know that there is a 11% approval rate of the government by the US citizens. This is unacceptable to the Dems and Reps. They need away to show there power. So creating a fear atmosphere, will get the citizens attention. This will also let them portray the illusion they are doing something for the citizens that cannot be done without the government. I't is a forced recognition of power in all its tyranny.
One of the rules of war when facing a stronger enemy is to divide and conquer, rather then to attack your enemies force as a whole. Knowing that citizens and there constitutional freedoms/rights are a thee governments greatest enemy, creating a diversionary tactic such as Republican and Democrat would divide the governments enemies "citizens + constitutional freedoms/rights" Once divided, the enemy is far easier to conquer. In this case, when we are divided, the Central Government can take away freedoms/rights, and implement tyrannous laws a lot easier than if we were united.
Vote for ANYONE else besides Democrats or Republicans. I't can be anyone ranging from a third party candidate to Mickey Mouse. Just don't vote for Democrats or Republicans. They were bought and paid for a long time ago by bureaucrats. When Dems or Reps are elected, they serve the interests of the corporations that paid for them to get elected, not the citizens. I't is the greatest acting out of a "good cop bad cop" scenario in history. Just remember. The Tea Party is the Republican Party.
"I'f your a multi-billion dollar transnational corporation and you pay for, 1 President + 435 Congressmen + 100 Senators + 9 Supreme Court Justices, then you have total power over 350,000,000+ citizens and all there resources." WTF!!!
- tonalc2Lv 78 years ago
If the rich are the ones who create our jobs, why haven't their tax cuts over the past 10 years created jobs? It's small businesses who create jobs.
We have one of the lowest effective corporate tax rates in the world, about 14%.
I have no idea where you got the "drop the onion" very odd falsehood.
Since 2009, there have been hundreds of offshore drilling permits, including 40 after the Gulf oil disaster.
Raising the minimum wage does not mean employers hire less. There has never been any significant impact on employment when the minimum wage was raised.
There is no moratorium on building nuclear power plants. We give subsidies to oil companies; I wonder if you could explain why we need to give subsidies to the most successful and wealthy industry in the entire world?
Oh, never mind. Tired of refuting your mistaken assumptions.
- stratm663Lv 78 years ago
pretty long rant to make a poor point from the wrong perspective. IMO...
republicans have never balanced a budget in my lifetime...
that's how we ended up w/ the CBO...Nixon didn't...Ronnie...even worse...HW tried...but got nailed by the right ...oh....CLINTON raised tax rates to balance the budget! the tie breaking vote was AL GORE!
W...blew our nation into poverty..and you think republican'ts are actually fiscally responsible?
IDK...i just DK....
see...the cuts republicants want are those that support infrastructure...all while giving away money to corporations investing in COMMUNIST CHINA...
not very american if ya ask me...
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- .Lv 78 years ago
They're not against it. They, like all other politicians want to make sure they get re-elected, and the best way to do that is follow party lines. We need a law that enforces terms limits. The politicians would be working for the people instead of for themselves.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Wow, you're a 14 yr old savant! I am renouncing my membership in the Democratic party and joining the Republicants. Thank you for helping me see the light, oh wise one.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Ah, you're 14, and not only do you know more than your parents (as all teenagers do), but you know more about the economy than professional economists.
Your comments are so weak and foolish there is no need to rebut them.
- U.n.c.l.e SamLv 68 years ago
Your not 14...!