As I’ve long argued, our friends who fit that mold — “socially liberal, fiscally conservative” (as I do myself) — are basically Democrats.
Because it’s Democrats in recent decades who’ve shrunk the Debt relative to the economy as a whole; Republicans who’ve exploded it . . .
. . . waging wars without paying for them, chopping taxes on the rich when we couldn’t afford to lose that revenue, neglecting basic maintenance of our national infrastructure (like a business that fails to set aside reserves for depreciation and is basically borrowing from the future).
Well, here’s another take on the same theme, 7 Things People Who Say They’re ‘Fiscally Conservative But Socially Liberal’ Don’t Understand, by Greta Christina for Raw Story.
I’d want a shot at persuading her the President’s Trans-Pacific Partnership is not likely to reflect the kind of “free trade” she rails against (#7). But there is so much else in here that strikes me as truly important — and spot on.
Let me know your thoughts.
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Talking to politicians about the economy is like talking with eight-year-olds about sex. They have heard all the words, but they haven't a clue.~Michael Aronstein
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