Drlee wrote:Frankly neither do I. At the end of the day I will be fine. And FWIW I would have to check with my accountant but I may not fall into the category covered by this break.
As you know I have been a HUGE advocate for increased wages for workers. I actually favor a fairly draconian tax system similar to what we had in the 60s because I believe high tax brackets favor workers. Not the opposite. If we had 90% tax brackets with comparable deductions similar to the 1960's we would not be looking for money for infrastructure right now.
As you also know I am for universal, single payer, government sponsored health care. You may remember that I recently posted about how 50% of Americans can't afford a one bedroom apartment on the salary they are paid for full time work.
I am a fiscal conservative and social libertarian. I see the need for higher pay for workers as a solidly conservative position to take. I see it as the best way to keep our markets relatively free. The current situation is unsupportable and it is just a matter of time until we get what most conservatives fear. (Rightly or wrongly.) A much more socialist system. (And no I do not see anything anti-free market about a single payer health care system. Not any more than I see the need to avoid privatizing the military.)
You see SO I see strong gun control laws regarding who and where they may be carried as essential to preserving our second amendment rights. I have said this for years. And look at the polls. Most Americans are for stronger gun control laws. If we don't change our ways, we will be like Australia in a few years.
But thoughtful conservatism has been hijacked by this fascist/ nationalist group that is running my party now. Fascism is the best way for powerless bullies to get power.
I hate to break it to you, but the only one that thinks you are a conservative is you . And this is not an insult btw.