The G.O.P’s problem is that their solutions don’t fix America’s problems. You can’t pay down $17 trillion in debt by cutting taxes, you can’t solve poverty by lowering wages, and you can’t reign in an oligarchy by shredding business regulations.
That captures it really well.
Our problems right now are violently different than those put forth by the GOP. I agree immigration is an issue we should tackle, but it’s not primary.
I agree that healthcare is a problem, but the solution isn’t giving more power to the for-profit companies that broke the system in the first place.
I agree that government waste is a problem, but it’s nothing compared to the issue of corporate control of our lawmaking process.
On all counts above the right is misaligned—either due to ignorance or outright deception.
I hope some on the moderate right soon break ranks with the extremists in their party. And I hope the left is smart enough to look for common ground and welcome them into a populist center.