Why you should vote GOP, and why there realy is a difference between the parties.
Over time I've given a lot of thought to what makes our country great, and what we can do to ensure it stays that way. I don't claim to be an expert in politics, just a thinking American. My hope really isn't to get you to vote for a certain party as much as I hope to get people THINKING. I believe to many vote their emotions, and make themselves easy to manipulate by politicians. I like to teach by example, and I intend to use as many examples as possible here. If you would like to send me your reasons, or example why you vote the way you do please email firstname.lastname@example.org I'll consider it for posting.
Why think before you vote?
Emotions are a wonderful thing, but not for making decisions. Politicians know that when they can evoke emotion they wont need to explain or justify their true positions as much. Statements like, "My opponent is a dog whipping, pollution loving bum that if elected would starve kids, and evict the elderly." aren't meant to inform, their only porpoise is to frighten. I dare any one to find someone that wants our water and air dirty in any political party. How we keep our air, land, and water clean is what we need to be asking our leaders, and candidates. That requires a plan though, and that requires more effort than some want to put out. Also you need to know if that office is even connected to a given issue, and if not why is the candidate wasting time talking about it? Example any one who runs for dog catcher will say they're for clean water, and education, but will they catch dogs, and try to reduce strays?
If so what is their plan?
If they can't answer that why are they running?
The GOP is for the rich lie.
Let me propose a tax to you. One that has no brackets, no deductions, and is caped at say $74,000 income so the rich wont be hassled by it.
You say that's unfair, and you'd never support it?
You already pay it, and it was started by a Democrat by the name of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It's Called F.I.C.A. You pay a flat 7.65 % on every dollar you make, no deductions. Your employer matches the amount making the tax total 15.3 % of your income. The tax is capped at $74,000, meaning if you make a million dollars you'll pay the same ($11,322) that you would pay if you made $74,000. Let's look at it another way, $11,322 to a million is a tax rate of 1.1322 %.
Now let's look at some other tax Proposals.
When Ronald Regan became president in 1981 he cut EVERYBODY'S taxes 25 %, and in 1986 he took a lot of the working poor OFF the tax role by raising the personal deduction. Look it up.
How big government destroys culture.
A lot of well intended government programs that was sold to "help" the poor have actually made things worse. Some things to consider:
Absent Fathers Dependent Children was started to help mothers who had lost a husband, or just had the father run out on them. Most people would want to help a struggling single parent make ends meet, but look what it's become. I personally know of a woman that told me she refused child support from her boyfriend. Why? Because she lives in a government subsidized apartment that charges $25.00 a month to live there because she's a single parent. If she took child support her rent would go up. That's YOUR money raising a kid you didn't make.
A lot of people have ageing and disabled relatives thy can't care for on there own. Medicare and Medicaid will pay for them to stay in a nursing home to take the burden (and responsibilities) off families, but consider this. All businesses try to make the one they get money from (usually the customer) happy, but in a nursing home the customers (residents and families) are not the ones paying. It's the government. In a nursing home if you don't get your shower or have to wait a half an hour to be put on the toilet, you can't just tell them "I'm not paying for things I didn't get". You have to file complaints then they have to be investigated and nursing homes have the right to appeal findings. Even in bad ones it's a long drawn out process while the nursing home continues to get paid. Most people wear out and give up, trusting a business that has no interest in listening to you, watched by a government that has no interest listening to you.