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Originally posted by MentorsRiddle
So, now that that is all said – can someone please explain to me why you dislike Republican ideals, and why you support Democratic ideals?
The short answer is no. The long answer is that lowering taxes in general puts more money back in your paycheck and more money in the hands of investors. Neither of these things stimulates the economy. They are economically neutral.
At the heart of the question, do lower taxes stimulate the economy, is another question. What does stimulate the economy? According to the Federal Reserve, more money in circulation stimulates the economy. But, taxes are not money taken out of circulation. So on the face of it, lowering taxes has no effect on the money supply. So the lowering of taxes alone will not stimulate the economy.
Originally posted by myselftokeep
Having lived in different parts of the country over the last decade and considering myself an independent, I would love to tell both parties something - You BOTH have your fare share of lazy. My definition of lazy infers the fact that MOST, if not all, lazy republicans and lazy democrats are too lazy to even vote. Trivializing issues so that they are inflamatory and simplistic seems to be the problem our politiacal system is having. The lazy never have and never will throw the vote.
What did throw the vote - probably civil rights and women's issues. The same issues the republicans are HISTORICALLY last on the Harriet Tubman. Why can't gays and lesbians get married? How does that effect my life? Having it be an issue so that my small children can already start asking questions? Fantastic.
What a woman does with her body is her own business. Whether her actions send her to hell is her own business.
My neighbor in Mississippi summed up her religious beliefs in a single, beautiful sentence. "Love the sinner, hate the sin." I was foced to ask the obviuos - "Whatever happened to practice what you preach?"
For hundreds of years our nation has been prosperous under capitalistic ideas, and supported by our strong Republic foundation.
I am a strong student of history, and have read and learned how great empires and nations of history-past have risen to power, and the common reasons they have fallen. Facts and events that seem to echo in today’s modern times.