The pundits, both liberal and conservative, have given Romney a landslide win relating to the recent debate. I watched that debate and I guess if noisy and aggressive be the judge, I would give it to Romney. As for Obama he functioned in his usual button down fashion and maybe he was a little too cool. Rhetoric aside, I see two major differences in the candidates.
Romney suggests protecting the rich to help the poor, “Trickle Down” economics. It is a tired old mantra and has never worked. Obama feels the burden should be shared; the “All in the Same Boat” or we are a “community” approach. The cost of such sharing is a lightning rod issue for the well-heeled. There are too many in need and inadequate resources for resolution within the current social welfare model.
The Romney approach has been the cornerstone of every Republican administration since F.D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal”. Some call it the “big lie.” And as any fascist, or communist will tell you, if you repeat something enough and throw God (fascists), family values, slogans, and Country into the mix, people will believe it. The objective is simple; protect super-rich wealth at all costs. An early
battle started with efforts to return to the gold standard and I would not be surprised to see that surface again should Romney win. Such a move would stop monetary inflation in its tracks and protect wealthy family inheritances. As the Obama camp understands, it would also dry up dollars and crush wages.
Printing money devalues accumulated wealth. The rich fight to the death to increase the value of the dollar. Our current system in place allows a more equitable distribution of those dollars. Obama would like to expand this equitable distribution. There is a need for more dollars.
Another Republican “deception” is the value of privatization and market place economics. True it works when selling cars but it has no place in the model for American Health Care or a large number of government services. Private sector health care does not work, triggers double digit health cost inflation, and leaves 49 Million uninsured and that number is growing. The privatization of government services has cost money, promoted inefficiencies, and moved government dollars to political friends (both parties).
The third “subterfuge” suggests tax breaks for the rich will trigger job growth. That has never happened and will never happen. Jobs are only created in the private sector when they are needed. Higher profits translate to higher salaries, bonuses, and dividends.
The final “ploy” is that government can’t do anything right. Slashing Government employment is good for the country and will end wasteful spending. Democratic
administrations have understood that private sector and government should work
together to address the reduction of unemployment and build the consumer base. The scorched earth policy for civil service is pure Republican. The Republicans like obedience not discussion related to their agenda. Florida offers an excellent opportunity to witness 12 years of Republican administrations and their impact on the government work force.
The Republican agenda is there for all to see. Protect the wealthy, crush unions, deregulate, minimize labor costs, induce fear and maximize profits for a very small percentage of corporate executives and stock holders. The exorbitant salaries and bonuses are common knowledge. Democrats promote unions, constitutional rights, and grow the consumer class through private sector and government jobs.
When you pull that R or D lever, know what you are getting.