What would happen if Congress were 100% Democrat?
I mean this as a serious question. Consider it a thought experiment. If you want, you can spout the usual political dogma of your party, but give it some real thought and then respond. Try not to give pat answers. And I'll ask this same question, but politically reversed, so feel free to answer that one too.
If it were 100% Democrat then obviously the President's party would be in control in both the executive and legislative branch. The odds of Obama passing his buget would go up but it would not be without compromise as some of the current Dems will not vote for his wants. Most likely the debt ceiling would be eliminated. There probably would be another round of stimulus spending in which the taxpayers' money disappears and little else happens. We would begin to see more jackbooted backroom programs passe through like ObamaCare. Obviously Congressional oversight might be lacking which could lead to much greater intervention in our lives. The size of government would continue to expand along with the overhead associated with it. Social programs would run off the chart in terms of outlay and more taxation would be calle for on a regular basis in an attempt to match revenue with out of control spending. Initially that might fly but over the term things would turn down quickly the economy would begin to drop deeper into the doldrums, unemployment would increase as would business failures. Given enough time, the government would become the center of the universe and America's homeland interest would be heavily handed over to the UN in the interest of globalization and "one world".....an insane proposition by any logic. For one, people might just realize what the right side of the aisle saves this nation from in many instances.
Our president is democrat. The United-States president is the most powerful in the world and... What did he do for us? Then why do you that if congress were democrat it would change anything? You are a dreamer.
You had a first hand look at what would happen in 2009-2010. Massive increases in Gov't spending and even newer larger unsustainable gov't entitlements. That is a fact of life. Regardless of whether there is a super majority of Republicans or Democrats, whenever one party controls the system they get drunk on power. Gov't get's too big and intrusive. They don't want to loose power, so they promise things that can't be paid for or run effectively to buy votes. Gov't works best when it does the least and only provides us with necessary services. Since the 2011 elections, there has been political gridlock. As a consequence, gov't spending has not come down, but has not grown as rapidly. And not surprisingly the projections for the annual deficits have moderately improved.
I am a democrat, so it would be easy for me to say.."Wow, it would be great to have 100% democrats!" That would not actually be for the best though. This is a big country with a lot of opinions. Differences can be good. I just wish they would try a little harder to compromise. I would like congress to be 60% Democrat,
by crankalicious 5 years ago
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