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  • the_nervous_resistor the_nervous_resistor Apr 3, 2003 10:11 AM Flag

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    ParkerD,

    The election is an interesting topic. I've been a lifelong D, and I probably won't change. And, my party has been in the dumpster for 30+ years. Our problem is no really new ideas, which has driven me to the middle-of-the-road. I've heard it called the "Asian" voter: fiscally conservative and socially liberal. The opposing party has a ton of ideas and energy, some that I think are good and others, less-so.

    As regards the global situation, the Dems have a sure-fire loser on their hands. Not only do the Reps have a wining hand right now, they are also right. (on the scale of George Washington and a central government, Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase, etc.). Another loser is all Civil Rights yada yada, e.g., the Univ of Michigan thing. (Look at California's dumping of affirmative action as a clue, even with a Democratic governor.)

    The Dems best issues may be the economy, the deficit, and any lame-brain ultra-right boners that the Reps pull in the next 18-months. One boner would be any religious junk, which the reps have been agile in avoiding. Another boner that has potential is the homeland security: any screw-ups will be owned by the Reps, even if not their fault.

    Surefire losers for both Dem and Rep politicians, but a bone fide winner for voters would be TAX REFORM!!!! Both parties are doing a job on us, just in how complex and costly (4% of GDP just for compliance) the tax collection system is. Both polical parties like more complex tax processes, because dealing with all the minutia gives them huge power in Congress. A flat tax would remove that, and force them to do their real jobs. It really is time for Steve Forbes to come to the rescue.

    So, you've got my 2-cents.

    Anyway, as Red Green would say, "Keep your stick on the ice."

    tnr

 
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