"So, your whold theory is completely wrong in the real world. Try another tact!"
Quite simply, nope.
The founding fathers instituted the electoral college, because might, of the majority, doesn't always make right. Likewise they instituted tricameral government partly for the same reason. When Roe v Wade was decided, it was decided against the "wants" of the American people of the time.
Just heard we lost Nelson Mandela, the world should mourn our loss of one who quite literally took the slings and arrows upon himself for so many. Rest in your reward.
I have addressed the Obama/Bush tax cuts, returning io the rates under the Reagan administration would be a good starting point. True Conservatives pay their bills
Equal pay for equal work has been the law since 1963. Liberal jumping up and down does not change it. Is it in practice everywhere? No, not everywhere, not even in the Obama White House, want citations? Many Liberals fail to realize you can't legislate morality and wisdom upon the people. Like many Conservatives, many also fail to practice what they preach. (consider it part of Cat's: don't tell me how less you are failing dictum)
The middle class has lost more income under President Obama's "jobless recovery" than under the Bush recession Sixteen million more have been added to the SNAP rolls 1/2 again as many, since he was first elected.
Banks which were "to big to fail" have only gotten bigger. President Obama has received more "Wall Street" money than anyone in history.
When signing HIS extension of the Bush tax cuts he said. passage of the law was propelled "by the fact that tax rates for every American were poised to automatically increase on January 1st." If that had happened, "the average middle-class family would have had to pay an extra $3,000 in taxes next year," he said. "That wouldn't have just been a blow to them; it would have been a blow to our economy. He didn't claim it was to fund a "stimulus" and indeed it wasn't. liberals can't have it both ways.
But, I support tax reform in increasing the rates and shutting loopholes and deductions, as I said Conservatives pay their bills, They, or their children, also end up having to pay the deficit spending of Liberals. Yep, I am aware of the Bush administration's spending like drunken Democrats on shore-leave and railed against it at the time.
We all bemoan the loss of many "blue collar" manufacturing jobs, it was the essence of our middle class for a century. "revolutions" happen, industrial, Information technology and others. In a competitive world market, many of our manufacturing jobs of the past are not coming back and their loss was mot due to past or future legislation. It is what it is.
I thought you were better than what you shown in your last post. Instead of refuting what I posted, you try to turn it around to include the democrats. It just won't work.
On equal pay for women. That bill was blocked by a gop filibuster on, June 5, 2012. It takes 60 votes to brak a filitbuster, the vote was dem 52, rep 47, thus the dems could not get the 60 votes to move the bill forward. Yes, the gop is against equal pay. Google that vote.
White House and Congressional jobs are exempt jobs and the pay is based on negotiations, etc. In the corporate, it is the same, executive positions are exempt from a structured wage schedule. That is why they sign contracts, unlike rank and file employees. In the private sector, women make only 77 cents to the dollar for men.
Social Security and Medicare is solvent for 33 and 26 years. Social Security is the easier fix, very simple. Without cutting benefits, you only have to raise payroll taxes by 2.1 percent and that would add 75 years on the life of Social Security paying 100% of the benefits or, you could take the cap off of earnings for social security and that will take care of it. But, the gop say no, we have to cut the benefits for this program. Nows if you raised the payroll taxes by 1.1% and take the cap off of earnings for social security, you could actually raise the amount that recipients receive and still have 75 years worth of stability.
Trickle down economics, Supply-Side Economics is the mantra of the gop. It has been a colossal failure. The Center for American Progress did a comprehensive study of supply-side economics and it's effect over the last 30 years. Their study, which has never been refuted by the gop, says that 3 decades of empirical data shows that supply-side economics doesn't work. You can easily review this report: Middle Class Series: The failure of Supply-Side Economics.
The reason Obama went along with most of the Bush tax cuts was because the gop would not pass his stimulus and other bills to help the economy unless they were left in place. The reason that he opted for a chained CPI (cost of living index) was to counter the Ryan proposal to actually cut and/or privatize social security. Going to a chained CPI would not have cut benefits for recipients like the gop wanted to do, it would have merely slowed the rate of the cost of living increases.
This stuff is available online for anybody to see. Why do you think the gop is steadily losing statewide and national elections? The American people are no fools.
Btw, I didn't forget medicare because you already believe in universal healthcare. but, actually, that is the simple way to fix medicare, have a public option, in other words, medicare for all..
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