In modern America (the last 30 years or so) liberals have saved our country every time we start to drift towards what is known as the biggest criticism of capitalism: an Oligarchy. The Clinton’s (Bill AND Hillary) saved us after Reagan/Bush, and President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are again saving us after the epic disaster that was George Bush.
When conservatives are in power, class warfare is launched against the poor and middle class. Wealth is transferred from the 99% up to the top 1%. This is done by lowering taxes on the rich and deregulating corporate America, while simultaneously cutting social programs that benefit the vast majority of Americans. We would have plenty of money to pay for all these liberal programs if the wealthy paid their fair share and we didn’t waste billions on wars that ultimately make us less safe. Most Americans work hard but still don’t have a shot at the American dream because of the unequal distribution of wealth and education. Government programs such as welfare are meant to help the weakest and most vulnerable among us. Ironically, government programs that help the working-poor are stigmatized, and government subsidies (welfare for the rich) is seen as good business that will trickle down to the rest of us (have you seen the unemployment numbers lately?). How ironic that government is only good when it helps the top 1%, and bad when it helps those who work hard but can’t make ends meet in the richest country on earth.
Just remember…there are more registered Democrats in the USA. Liberals are in the majority and liberalism is what represents the values of most Americans. Don’t be fooled by conservatives trying to paint the picture that they represent ‘real’ America. They don’t. We are a country that truly does care about the weakest among us, and we recognize that business needs to pay their fair share so we can all have a piece of the American dream.
We are only as good as the weakest among us. No one living in the United States of America should be working and living in poverty. Either business needs to be required by the government to provide better benefits and a higher minimum wage, or we need to require that those at the top pay their fair share so the government has the revenue to provide a social safety net for those that are at the bottom of what is a natural capitalistic society. We will always have people at the bottom in a capitalistic society. So until everyone has an equal shot at the American dream, it is our duty to help those at the bottom…you know, the people that make it possible for only a select few at the top to achieve the American dream.