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Monday, January 18, 2010

Conservatives and corporations

Conservatives see large corporations as vital to the economy and as employers of many people. Liberals are merely jealous of what CEOs make. The federal government and unions hinder corporations and economic prosperity for all. Just as liberals see a greed motive in corporations, conservatives see greed as the motive for unions and politicians.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Liberals and corporations

Liberals seem to demonize large corporations. They see a rape and pillage mentality for CEOs to get as much money as possible in the short term without regard for people or the environement. Greed is the driver. Unions and a strong federal government are important checks on the corporations.

Tomorrow: Conservatives and corporations

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Motivations of conservative politicians

I have often wondered whether conservative politicians are altruistic in their motives or whether they see corporations and the richest Americans as a way to finance their political ambitions. Are they truly for less government control or are they merely appeasing the rich to maintain their own power?

Tomorrow: Liberals and corporations

Friday, January 15, 2010

Motivations of liberal politicians

I have often wondered whether liberal politicians are altruistic in their motives or whether they see a large potential voting base of those on the lower socio-economic levels. Appealing to the middle and lower classes can give them a strong constituent base. Do they want power to truly help people or power for power's sake?

Tomorrow: Motivations of conservative politicians

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Liberals and taxes

Liberals have an attitude that the government has a strong role in providing basic necessities that we are all entitled to have. The government needs tax support to provide those services. Keeping tax rates low is just part of the old "trickle-down" theory of economics that does not help those at the lowest rungs of the economic ladder. Tax rates need to be at a sufficient level to provide needed services.

Tomorrow: Motivations of liberal politicians

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Conservatives and taxes

Conservatives have an attitude that is something like this: "I earned my money and therefore it is mine." The government should take as little as possible to maintain basic services; for example, national security. Keeping tax rates low allows people to keep and therefore spend more money which, in turn, helps keep up the level of funds needed to maintain a government.

Tomorrow: Liberals and taxes

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What I like about politicians

What I like about politicians and the political process:
  • term limits
Tomorrow: Conservatives and taxes