Aug 26, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
Repugnicans like to categorize Dems as "tax and spend," while their mode of financing is to pretend they can spend, spend, spend and yet have it not cost the taxpayers anything.
Hunter9 saidok. its true, but what does that accomplish? you think that's all of a sudden going to convince republicans to turn against their party?
Timberoo saidIf either party truly cared about the US, we'd be in a much better place than we are now.
Caslon6000 saidTimberoo saidIf either party truly cared about the US, we'd be in a much better place than we are now.
Actually, IMHO, it's not the parties...it is us.
Politicians only do what the people want. Cuz if they dont, they are out of office. Unfortunately, the people dont always want what's good for them. They want services and everything else, but dont want to pay for them. So politicians promise ya everything and then pay for it by borrowing, rather than raising taxes, cuz then people dont see that they are paying more.
Actually, our government has gotten worse and is liked less by people since about the '60s when Sunshine laws started to be enacted. It was thought that having every activity of the gov't open to public scrutiny would make things better. In fact, it has made it so that politicians have no where to deliberate on a topic. Everything they say is exposed to immediate public scrutiny so they dont dare utter a word that isn't vetted for public consumption (Think McCain and the question of how many houses he owns. The man was scared to utter an honest answer.)
There can be such a thing as too much democracy. A point at which the whims of the people get in the way of wise governing.
An interesting example of this is India and China...both are developing countries with huge populations of poor people. China will be able to take a much "cleaner" route to development, because the gov't can just order things to be done without having to take public opinion into account. Whereas, India has to go thru the messy democratic process and is hampered at times by the unwise demands of the public.
Timberoo saidI both agree and disagree. The two parties are so entrenched it would take a major disaster to shake them loose.