- Jul 4, 2014
- Basic Beliefs
There's another aspect to this.The problem here is that by leading with tax increases rather than leading by solving the problem (barriers, flat world, technology, access, economic development, and etc) just pisses people off.
The Democrats have become the party of fiscal sanity. That used to be a Republican thing, but now it just isn't. Both parties spend a lot. But the Democrats are more "tax and spend", whereas Republicans are more "borrow and spend".
Completely agree. But there are some on the left that believe that the economic pie is fixed. And when Bill Gates stock portfolio increases by 5%, that is taken from the poor.