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Posted on 02/28/2013 6:12:33 AM PST by ksen
I am a capitalist and a lifelong Republican. I believe that, in a meritocracy, some level of income inequality is both inevitable and desirable, as encouragement to those who contribute most to our economic prosperity. But I fear that government actions, not merit, have fueled these extremes in income distribution through taxpayer bailouts, central-bank-engineered financial asset bubbles and unjustified tax breaks that favor the rich.
This is not a situation that any freethinking Republican should accept. Skewing income toward the upper, upper class hurts our economy because the rich tend to sit on their money unlike lower- and middle-income people, who spend a large share of their paychecks, and hence stimulate economic activity.
But more fundamentally, it cuts against everything our country and my party stand for. Governments role should not be to rig the game in favor of the haves but to make sure the have-nots are given a fair shot.
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The republicans left me years ago and I have not been smart enough to leave them. I am registered unaffiliated as there is no Conservative to register to. I voted for the Mormon that 4 million decided not vote in stead of voting for him. I should have voted for Sarah for my mental health.
I’m in the same boat. Maybe next time I’ll make a principled vote, probably for a Tea Party candidate. If the Pubbies cave on this sequester thing they will have received their last dollar from me.
Turn out the lights, the Republican party’s over.
No one named Sarah was a candidate for President.
Um do yo agree with THIS?
“President Obama, who has rightly made income inequality a signature issue”
Yep, income inequality is a direct result of government action.
I don’t care if Obama handed us the bat, we should still beat him with it. The Left is abusing government failure and lying about the origins of income inequality.
President Obama, who has rightly made income inequality a signature issue
No, because I don't think Obama has made it a signature issue and he should.
Do you disagree with the author of the OP that income inequality generated by government policies is a bad thing?
Many states require a write candidate to be registered (ie actually running).
Even if your state doesn’t, voting for someone who isn’t running is pretty silly if you ask me (you didn’t but I’ll say it anyway). You may as well write in “Elmer Fudd” or not vote at all.
Their were minor conservative candidates that actually were running like Virgil Goode of the Constitution party (I’m not crazy about him) and freeper Tom Hoefling (I forget his screen name).
Palin didn’t run, had no real interest in running and isn’t gonna run next time. It’s time to move on from that fantasy. Support actual candidates.
Support actual candidates.
I heard about a survey that said that about 3 million people did not vote because they would not vote for a Mormon. You do not know for certain that Sarah will run. I voted for Romney under duress and it would been better for my mental health to have voted for Sarah.
Virgil Goode and Tom Hoefling are not Mormons.