By: Dale Bowling
As we listen to what candidates have to say and offer this election season, it makes sense to ask ourselves: What kind of America do we want?
Former President Bill Clinton said in his convention speech that “If you want a winner-take- all, you’re-on-your-own society, you should support the Republican ticket. But if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, a we’re-all-in-this-together society, you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.”
This is the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans believe, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that they really did build that without the rest of us.
Democrats know we all contribute to the common good and that’s the way it should be.
The fact is that in America today, you can be a hard-working, thrifty person and still be at the mercy of interest rates, economic bubbles, corporate greed, stock prices, inflation and off-shoring of American jobs.
Do we want an America where if you’re the unlucky fellow who has been punched in the face by the Invisible Hand of the Market, you’re left to pick yourself up?
Republicans say that if you’re not making enough to pay federal taxes, you’re not deserving of the same consideration as other Americans. Mitt Romney said as much, and you know he speaks for Republicans on this.
Democrats say “We’ve got your back, Brother and Sister” because that’s the right thing to do and the American thing to do.
Hard-working folks built this Great Country and hard-working folks are going to take it back, whether they fit the GOP’s criteria for consideration or not.
Vote Democrat on Nov. 6!