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What Does Democrats Stand For?

Updated on November 2, 2018
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Introduction

When it comes to policy, elections are the only mechanism we have as citizens to voice our opinion. We vote for the candidates most aligned with our wishes.

- Oct. 2018

Background

The Democratic party has a platform. They have certain principles they believe will help their constituents. They claim to be the party for the workers and the underpriviledged. They are the ones that claim they are for minority rights. They are for unions and for government workers.

Here are a list of what most Democrats want:

1. Big government programs.

2. Higher taxes to pay for these programs.

3. Universal healthcare.

4. Cut military spending.

5. Free higher education.

6. Higher minimum wage, $15 per hour.

7. Open borders on unlimited immigration.

8. Abortion on demand.

9. Strict gun control laws.


Here is what most Democrats are against:

1. Voter ID laws.

2. ICE and border control.

3. Tax cuts and tax reform.

4. Balanced budget Amendment.

5. Strict interpretation of the Constitution.

6. Building the wall on our southern borders.

7. Anything related to Trump.

The ACA Kicks In 2019...

Some Political Groups

Democrats in general support these groups.

  • ACLU
  • Black Lives Matter
  • UN - IPCC
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Open Society Institute
  • Code Pink
  • NOW

IPCC - UN Panel on Climate Change

Summary

Even though I am a conservative, I tried to be fair in this article. I am merely stating what the Democrats believe based on their speeches and campaign ads... Obviously, you cannot apply generalities to all Democrats, no more than you can attribute all GOP believing in the same things. The majority is what we are commenting on.

The point is, if you agree with these positions, you should vote for them. That is how our system works. Every two years, our election is the only mechanism our people gets to voice their opinion and dictates who should govern our republic.

Unlike some who thinks mob rules.

Historically, our government works best when the power is divided. That is to say, a bipartisan effort at legislation usually is best for the nation. When one party dominates, they usually lead to abuses. We saw this when the Democrats had the majority of both houses of Congress and Barack Obama was President in 2010. He rammed the ACA bill through without a single Republican vote. The ensuing years of failures and court challenges and over spending was the aftermath. It is unclear what the future holds but we do know this. A 2000 plus pages of major legislation cannot work if only half the legislature supported it. There are bound to be corrections and adjustments.

A Voter’s Guide...

How does one decide who or what to vote for?

Do you listen to advertisements? Attack ads?

Do you watch main stream media or read main stream print news?

They have not been the most trustworthy over the past few years.

Here are some common sense advice.

1. Check your 401k statements over the past year...

2. Look at your paycheck...

3. Do your taxes and estimates for the current year.

4. Observe your surroundings...when you go to the shopping mall or restaurants or vacation spots...is business doing well? Or thriving?

5. Ask around your friends and neighbors to see how their job is going, are they working over time?

6. Look around your cities and see all the construction activities..

7. Are you better off today than 2 or 4 years ago?

What I am suggesting is to base your voting choices by empirical evidence. This is one way you can judge for your self how things are going in general.

I am asked often by people what stocks to buy or invest?

My answer is simple. Buy the companies you know. If you go around town and walk past an Apple store, if you see mass crowds there, then you know people are buying their products...

If you go stop for coffee at a local Starbucks and see the lines and the people sitting around on their laptops typing away...you know this company is doing something right.

If you see your kids and their friends ordering stuff online and having packages delivered to their apartments from Amazon, you know where the business is being conducted.

By the same token, when you go to a local shopping mall and you see very few shoppers and stores closing and food courts sparely attended, it should tell you something.

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