Don’t let me make the mistake of implying that there’s only ONE area where conservatives and liberals mutually err. All of us could point out many, and both sides can make valid arguments. But there’s one that’s just been bugging me so much lately.
It’s election year, and political campaigns hone in on particular issues to differentiate themselves from their opponents. This time around it seems particularly difficult to do this, inasmuch as both (presumptive) presidential nominees have little to distinguish each other by.
One difference between the two is that Republican Mitt Romney has promised many times to repeal (and replace, whatever that means) Obamacare, whereas Democratic President Obama naturally wants to keep the legislation. On the other hand, whatever differences there may be between the two, they both seem to argue, as do many liberal and otherwise conservative talking heads, with one particular goal in mind – to create jobs, or to improve the economy.
It’s a good goal, in theory. In fact, we might expand this goal to include “helping the middle class.” Don’t you want a job? And isn’t that what every bill under consideration has been about for the past three years? Jobs bills? Read the rest of this entry »