Editor, the Advocate:
Most Americans understand the Democratic Party represents the more liberal side of politics, while the Republican Party imparts the conservative side. This difference had provided a somewhat balance to our political system; however, today, radical socialists have basically taken control of the Democratic Party. They have moved the party to the extreme left, causing gridlock in Congress, and have become a major factor causing national divide by using every means possible to create chaos and racial turmoil. Their creed is divide and conquer with a long-term goal of converting America into a socialist nation.
Some might say, where is the evidence that our American system is at risk? One only has to view the economic proposals/programs and political beliefs of all 20-plus Democrat/Socialist presidential candidates. They all act like a bunch of parrots by supporting most, if not all, of the far left socialist agenda. Even Joe Biden has capitulated to the radical left of the Democratic Party by changing his personal/political position on abortion and the Hyde Amendment. None of these candidates appear to have any new or workable/realistic ideas in solving our nation’s problems – domestic or foreign.
Basically, the Democratic/Socialist Party realizes they cannot compete favorably with President Trump’s economic success; therefore, they will use their favorite tactic of promising massive new welfare freebies and programs. They will try to convince minorities and naive Americans that their welfare promises can be accomplished without destroying our economy or raising our national debt. They will tell the public that by using various wealth-sharing concepts, such as substantially raising the taxes on the rich, ample money will become available to pay for their welfare agenda. Of course, they won’t admit that once you overtax the rich, they will take countermeasures, causing job losses, rising unemployment, a stagnant economy, a rise in small business failures, etc.
Assuming substantially raising taxes on the rich will not produce adequate revenue to support socialist-promised agenda items, consider the following negative options they might use to raise more revenue: Repeal Trump’s middle income tax cuts, tax retirement accounts, print new money, raise social security taxes and increase Medicare premiums, raise taxes on gasoline and hundreds of miscellaneous items, dramatically reduce military spending, etc.
Hopefully, America will wake up and recognize the failed system that socialism represents.
Allen J. Novosad, Edna