The Facts of History Paint a Different Picture of the Conservative-vs-Liberal struggle than the one that comes out of the mouths and pens of most Republicans and other self-styled “fiscal conservatives.”
Liberals Believe in Government Doing for us what we can’t do for ourselves—national defense, pensions (Social Security) destroyed by Republican excesses of the Coolidge/Hoover years, health care (Medicare) destroyed by the Great Recession of recent times.
But Liberals, Unlike Conservatives,
Expect to Pay Their Own Way.
Americans overall pay the least in taxes of any industrialized nation. Yet historically, it is the “spend and spend” Republicans who balloon the debt—from President Reagan’s “Star Wars” to George W. Bush’s two unfunded wars and an unfunded Medicare program with a big “donut hole.” And then Republicans blame the Democrats—such as Barack Obama—for the lengths we must go to, to clean up the disastrous mess.
What a Republican Set-up of the Democrats! What a shame that it’s the American people—unemployed and now without health insurance—who have to carry that weight.
Republicans Want to Bring the Federal Government to its Knees, so that the Democrats will be forced to cut popular programs—loved by Conservatives and Liberals alike—that the Republicans lack the courage to cut themselves
Why Else Was That Side of the Political Divide so silent over the George W. Bush years?
.....And No Wonder “Conservatives” such as those of the Tea Party Movement are angry!
They want their Medicare..........and they want their Social Security.....
.....They want their national defense..........and they want their roads.....
.....and the post office..........and the criminal justice system.....
.....and Homeland Security..........and thousands of other things
that the Federal government—made up of “We, the people”—does.
“Conservatives” like to Talk about “Individual Responsibility”:
They Just Don’t Want to Have to Pay for It.....