Democrat vs. Republican, Viva la Difference!

Compared are the significant differences between the Republican and Democratic agendas. It is important for citizens to get past the rhetoric.

The pundits, both liberal and conservative, have given Romney a landslide win relating to the recent debate. I watched that debate and I guess if noisy and aggressive be the judge, I would give it to Romney. As for Obama he functioned in his usual button down fashion and maybe he was a little too cool. Rhetoric aside, I see two major differences in the candidates.

Romney suggests protecting the rich to help the poor, “Trickle Down” economics.  It is a tired old mantra and has never worked. Obama feels the burden should be shared; the “All in the Same Boat” or we are a “community” approach. The cost of such sharing is a lightning rod issue for the well-heeled. There are too many in need and inadequate resources for resolution within the current social welfare model.

The Romney approach has been the cornerstone of every Republican administration since F.D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal”. Some call it the “big lie.” And as any fascist, or communist will tell you, if you repeat something enough and throw God (fascists), family values, slogans, and Country into the mix, people will believe it. The objective is simple; protect super-rich wealth at all costs. An early
battle started with efforts to return to the gold standard and I would not be surprised to see that surface again should Romney win. Such a move would stop monetary inflation in its tracks and protect wealthy family inheritances.  As the Obama camp understands, it would also dry up dollars and crush wages.

Printing money devalues accumulated wealth. The rich fight to the death to increase the value of the dollar.   Our current system in place allows a more equitable distribution of those dollars.  Obama would like to expand this equitable distribution.  There is a need for more dollars.

Another Republican “deception” is the value of privatization and market place economics.  True it works when selling cars but it has no place in the model for American Health Care or a large number of government services. Private sector health care does not work, triggers double digit health cost inflation, and leaves 49 Million uninsured and that number is growing.  The privatization of government services has cost money, promoted inefficiencies, and moved government dollars to political friends (both parties).

The third “subterfuge” suggests tax breaks for the rich will trigger job growth. That has never happened and will never happen. Jobs are only created in the private sector when they are needed. Higher profits translate to higher salaries, bonuses, and dividends.

The final “ploy” is that government can’t do anything right. Slashing Government employment is good for the country and will end wasteful spending. Democratic
administrations have understood that private sector and government should work
together to address the reduction of unemployment and build the consumer base.  The scorched earth policy for civil service is pure Republican. The Republicans like obedience not discussion related to their agenda.  Florida offers an excellent opportunity to witness 12 years of Republican administrations and their impact on the government work force.

The Republican agenda is there for all to see.  Protect the wealthy, crush unions, deregulate, minimize labor costs, induce fear and maximize profits for a very small percentage of corporate executives and stock holders. The exorbitant salaries and bonuses are common knowledge.  Democrats promote unions, constitutional rights, and grow the consumer class through private sector and government jobs.

When you pull that R or D lever, know what you are getting.

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Samuel Clemens October 15, 2012 at 05:55 AM
How about that Mao? Wonder what a person who's yielded much influence over American politics thought of him: "Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history" David Rockefeller How about another Rockefeller quote, he's so insightful. "Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."
Samuel Clemens October 15, 2012 at 05:58 AM
My point in citing Rockefeller..........to reinforce the truth.........none of these people care about us. The majority of the R's and the D's are only interested in keeping power. We no longer have statesmen, we have a bunch of politicians only interested in keeping power. Gus if for Us! Give me a break. Marco Rubio....don't get me started. Bill Nelson for us, really? Don't think so.....they only care about themselves and their corporate masters. The people do have the power, as evident by the outrage over Internet censorship.......but the event that showed the power of the citizenry sadly showed just where the people's allegiance lies. I had to laugh when I read Obama's interview in Cosmopolitan, he claims Marriage is a State's rights issue. "We don't want to trample on States rights," yet he is sending in the Feds to shut down legally operated dispensaries in the States. Romney is wholeheartedly against States rights on this issue as well. Where's the Difference?
Samuel Clemens October 15, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Both have backed the looting of American taxpayers to bailout their buddies? Both believe in crony Capitalism. Where's the Difference? Both are funded by Goldman Sachs and Wall Street. Where's the Difference? Both spent much time living outside this country they claim to love. Where's the difference? Both believe Ben Bernanke is doing fantastic job and deserves reappointment. Where's the difference? Even though Romney attempts to get US to believe otherwise, it's not difficult to see both believe Govt is the answer. Sure, Romney is aware the people build businesses, but he would never allow the true freedom of the free markets to reign. My God, if everything done at Bain was free market, my understanding is extremely flawed. Both believe they know more than the rest of us. Where's the Difference? Obama has carried on many of the same policies as Bush Jr and Romney's cabinet is filled with former members of the Bush administration. It's one big revolving door in DC. Where's the Difference?
Samuel Clemens October 15, 2012 at 06:09 AM
It's either "FORWARD......over the cliff" or "BELIEVE IN AMERICA.......that doesn't include you and I" Unfortunately, if I do participated, I'll have to settle with: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X3QRSIXgns If he doesn't codify the truth, then then I am the one who is actually residing in fantasyland. Practically the only truth I see is you referencing "my" name, but "What's in a name anyways? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet" I sincerely pray for all of us the Federal Reserve note doesn't go the way of the Continental dollar, but as many are well aware, their is an impending financial implosion coming that will make a few years ago seem like the good ole days. The "dollar" won't be worth the paper it's printed on.
Marc J. Yacht MD, MPH October 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Wow - thanks for your comments. If nothing else I stirred passions. There are many areas of agreement. Politics D&R have become corrupted-bottom line. I would suggest you aviod attacking me personally ie "everything you stated is opinion.etc. " What else is the blog supposed to do. You know nothing about me - don't assume who I am or what my knowledge base is. Just deal with your interpretation of the facts and what you have read or concluded. I do the same. Dale Carnegie said - "No matter how right you think you are, you could be wrong. I live by that and it goes for everybody. No need to bully just state the facts as you see them. I'l take your points in some more posts. They're a little overwhelming at the moment. WHat did stike me are the areas of agreement but from different perspectives. Cool down, I hear you.


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