- May 21, 2003
Mostly I vote D but I will vote L when they're on the ballot, a few times R. Ultimately I choose the candidate I perceive as the least threatening to my civil liberties.
Today they may not be always, but Clinton and Carter were much more fiscally conservative than their Republican successors. Obama regulates too much, but he hasn't spent as much as Bush did... even though the former's deficits are just higher they're not the problem because the spending and regulations are.How anyone can claim that the democrats are more "libertarian" than republicans I have no idea...
When I said economic policy, I didn't just mean taxation. But I do disagree with their idea of a "fair" tax, since I don't find their interpretation of fair is the same as mine. I also don't like their policies of isolationism in our increasingly global economy, or the idea that a truly free market is the answer to all our troubles, or their position on what services the government should provide. There is a huge rift between their economic policy and my own idea of what needs to be done. Which is a shame, because I really like their stance on social and personal issues, ie, let everything be allowed and let people choose for themselves what they want to do with their lives.Its insane for everyone to pay a fair tax? It seems to me that the democrats are the most insane, they dont make anyone but the rich pay taxes. How exactly is that "everryones fair share?"
I was a Dem in grad school. Then a guy pulled a gun on me while working the front desk of a motel at night. The guy was a homeless, black guy I felt sorry for, and so I let him sleep in the lobby bathroom at night. I saw the nation as a whole after that. Libs help many of the wrong people in the wrong way, and make them worse because they have a "there there its not your fault" attitude that robs people of incentive to self examine and change. Lots of welfare peopel secretly hate their lib saviors because they KNOW they make them worse.
I'll add I was also might high about myself for helping a homeless person. That's the secret about what a lot of liberalism is. Its not about helping people up - its about secretly enjoying the fact people are down so that there is someone to save and afford the helper a better self image (and secretly libs loathe themselves - a reason they cant resist enemies and end up supporting them).
Two weeks after I left the motel job the homeless guy shot the guy who took my place (shot him in arm - he lived). Part of that shoting was my fault because my "help" had spoiled a guy who was really just a dirtbag who deserved no sympathy at all