Liberals generally support Obama and toe the party line (No original thought): They are Pro-abortion, anti-First Amendment (I.E., don't like to debate the issues, just call for everyone to fall in line.....as Powers said in her recent book), pass more laws to correct problems instead of enforcement of existing laws (I.E., pass hate crime legislation instead of enforcing current laws...... It's for show). Lately, they have become pro-Muslim and anti-Israel.
Conservatives seem to promote family, religion and morality, and (like their liberal counterparts) sometimes are hypocritical on issues). They point to the economic boom at the end of WWII as a reason for government to stay out of free enterprise. Lately, they have become anti-Muslim and pro-Israel.
That's a whole lot of differing items, Ray. Most, I try to adhere to in my life.
Support of a governmental direction with which I agree is as valid as opposing what I don't agree with. I don't want anyone to fall in line. I want them to obey the law until it's no longer the law. The founding fathers certainly saw it that way. They wrote and passed into law a constitution. It's been up to those of us that followed to try to interpret what the constitution means in a changing country.
Am I a liberal? Am I a conservative?
The gov't was knee deep in the post WW2 economy. Industry was not given free reign. Tax dollars paid for retooling and re-education.
edited to add: The US was a provider of goods and services to a large chunk of the world. The American citizen paid for it through financial instruments.
Lol you clearly implied I was wrong, which is your claim.
In case your interested, here's the numbers.
In 2010, the year Obamacare passed and was signed into law, the healthcare percentage was 24.10. The following year, 2011, it dropped to 23.7 percent, and in 2012 dropped still further to 22.45 percent. After this, however, the trend sharply reversed. In 2013 the healthcare share jumped to 25.19 percent, and the latest numbers posted this week for 2014 show the highest proportion yet at 27.49 percent, a full 22 percent increase over 2012. This means that for every dollar a taxpayer pays in 2014, an additional nickel is going to pay for healthcare that had been spent elsewhere in 2012. Presently, over 27 cents on every dollar is spent by the federal government on health care, primarily Medicaid and Medicare.
"The United States currently spends more per person on health care than any other developed country. Health outcomes in the U.S., however, are among the worst."
"Despite weak health spending growth worldwide, a number of countries still had substantial health care budgets as of 2012. Based on data released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the U.S. led the developed world in 2012, spending $8,745 per capita on health care. Turkey, by contrast, spent just $984 per capita, the lowest among developed countries. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the countries spending the most on health care per person in 2012."