Why?People say why are you a democrat and I say why not. My parents, my grandparents and great parents were democrat but that is not the only reason why I choose to be a democrat. It more or less has to with the history of the
20th and now 21st century.
At the beginning of the 20th century the Republican President T. Roosevelt made a very bold and courageous decision by going after big business which included a majority of republicans. He won for the good of the country. His republican successors were more involved In deregulation and bloody opposition to unions. Not much of that changed right up to present times. As a result unions are now weaker resulting in weak and small middle class.
The Democratics on the other hand took the side of the workers and especially the poor. The other Roosevelt, Franklin, began programs to help the poor and control the greed of Wall Street Bankers and big business. This was continued by The Great Society of Lyndon Johnson in which the programs still continue today. We know of Medicare, medicaid, social secutity, unemployment benefits, head start, and that the percentage of poor did drop during and for sometime after did decline.
I was born after the regan era. I wonder why Reps. Think he is so great when he did what his predecessor President George Bush did was to compromise in raising taxes. Why do reps, claim that regan did not raise taxes. Even when regan was governor of California he raised taxes. Then ran on cutting taxes.
Taxes have become a political football. George bush's son cut taxes went to war with both Iraq and afghanistan. Sending for the first time grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters into harms way. He having two daughters and, many nephews and nieces who never served and no sacrifice by the majority of Americans . Many talked more about how they saved money from the bush tax cut. Wow, we can fly to Disneyland and stay for a week. Oh, I feel sad for Mary and john that their son died in combat. Im voting against Democratics because they will raise taxes and I will not be able to buy a buy a Lexus and go to Disneyland. that is the conversation among many republicans today.
They even voted for Romney who could not make up his mind on what his values are or were. He has five sons and never served. But that is who the republicans wanted for president. I'm just happy that Obama won.
Now I believe that our system of politics and capitalism is far from perfect but I strongly believe in citizen involvement and hope that we can make it better. I just voted in my first election and somewhat happy of the results. I am young and need to learn more but I hope that my dream and hopes last till I become old and die...this is my reason to choose the democratic party if not then I'll join the green party but, my values will never change,