|Originally posted by the sunshine
Moral issues, sure, but isn't it a moral issue when a party does everything it possibly can to boost the wealthy and corporations (who are corporations, NOT people, although i understand that the health of our businesses has an effect on the health/wealth of our citizens) at the expense of the less well-off?
Isn't it a moral issue when our administration creates a maze of lies upon lies upon lies, and even when presented with evidence of those lies, lies about lying about it in the first place?
I know people who vote in direct opposition to what is really going to make their lives better, based on ONE issue like gun control...
This kind of thinking drives me crazy. How could anyone purport that "boosting the wealthy at the expense of the less well-off" is a moral issue when abortion, prayer in schools, etc are very real moral issues that divide the two parties? (Not saying you are equating it, but IMO-and I think for a lot of other conservatives-these kinds of things (the rich get richer) are just life. Period.) Are you saying Dems don't take handouts from lobbyists and try to push their agendas through. Please.
As for lies, show me ONE administration that hasn't told them. Look, I heard the term "slick willie" just about every day when Clinton was in. Do you really mean to say that he didn't lie about anything, even when presented with evidence? My point is NOT TO DEBATE whether he did or not, but to point out to you that-again-most people think this is kind of par for the course. There will be things we are not told, no matter who is in office.
And the ONE issue (whatever it is) might very well be more important to someone than a social program that will make their lives better...depending, of course, whether they believe it WILL make their lives better; all administrations are better at talking than actually doing, IMO.
There are a number of issues that I am conservative about, and some that I am pretty liberal about. Neither party is perfect, but I have to vote with my conscience. Does it bother me that some social programs go by the wayside when Republicans are in office? HECK YEAH. Does it bother me equally when defense spending goes down the tubes when Democrats are in office? HECK YEAH.
See what I mean? I have to balance what I believe are the most important issues to me and for my family, no matter what my income might be.
My ils are Democrats, died in the wool. Know what? They are against gun control. Never give to charity. Hate social programs like welfare and affirmative action. Know why they're Dems? Abortion. I'm wwwwwwwaaaaaaaayyyy more liberal than they are in terms of giving, ecology, and dare I say it, AP issues (I bring that up because I've read in other liberal threads that some of you are bewildered how "crunchy" some conservatives are). They were hippies so they are for legalization of pot, but they think police officers should be able to kill people that evade them, with no questions or trial.
Do you see my point??? It has very little to do with income IMO.