Hmmm. Ok, let's agree that we should go back to what the founding fathers wanted. We may disagree on what we think the wanted, but let's go further. A nation of opportunity, not dependency. I agree whole-heartedly. The biggest problem with the US economy right now is the lack of opportunity. Whether it is opportunity in finding a job, or starting a company, opportunities have been systematically removed.<quoted text>
Yes, let's go back to what the founding fathers wanted. A nation of opportunity, not dependency. What exactly does investing in America mean to you? Obummer hasn't, Clinton didn't and neither did Carter. Reagan did, he imposed import tariffs on Japanese motorcycles and gave a loan to Harley Davidson. Clinton supported the fair trade agreement which sent much of manufacturing outside of our borders. So long as we have an anti-business tax environment in this government, we will have 0 growth and a growing dependency on government programs, that's the democrats mantra.
I don't belong to any political party. Your accusations against democrats does not mean the republicans should be given a free pass.
While it took Clinton 6 years to bring back opportunity after the Reagan disaster, that was too long. His signing of the so called fair trade act at the insistence of the right wing was traitorous.
Reagan did not improve opportunities for people, on the contrary, he acted to systematically remove them. Consider his appointment of Alan Greenspan as the head of the federal reserve bank. Greenspan has openly admitted his top priority was to put the brakes on the economy each and every time wages or benefits started to increase for workers. Reagan also made it known that he would not allow prosecution of corporations who hired illegals, so wages could be further reduced. Then Reagan legalized about 10 million illegal workers, encouraging many millions more to cross the border. Add to that plan to decrease opportunity for workers the governmental subsidizes given to corporations willing to ship jobs overseas and it is obviously an attempt to remove opportunity.
As to anti-business government, kind of. Corporations are allowed to hire lobbyists and donate enough to get any politician elected. The corporation then owns that representative. Whatever the corporation wants written in law, becomes law. Consider that they don't want competition, they simply write regulations preventing competition, and giving themselves an advantage.
I don't buy that it is the democrat's mantra, when it is the republican's mantra. Either way it is not helpful to the public.
I would suggest that it be illegal for corporations to donate to any politician or hire lobbyists. Instead of corporate control of government we need to restore the power back to the people.