Originally Posted by Venom08
I am, and always have been, a conservative and cannot understand why the modern age liberals want this government to be so out of touch with reality, want so many new regulations and welfare programs, and are overall anti-business and capitalism. And the level of hypocrisy on the left is ridiculous, and don't get me started about how much they shaft the "poor and middle class" whom they so say they care about. Haven't you ever wondered why the richest people in congress are all democrats? And then they lecture me about giving my fair share when 50% of Americans, a majority probably all left-wingers, pay no income taxes. Get Buffet to abide by his phony "Buffet Rule" and get General Electric to pay its taxes before lecturing the Americans who actually contribute to society and pay taxes to pay even more. I could go on forever but it's no use, it'll only matter when I'm out voting against Obama in November.
I was just thinking about something along those lines today... Back before I got into trading I was thinking of starting a taxi service back in my home town, a college town, which would have been pretty lucrative, and created jobs in my community. But, because of all the excessive regulation, the start-up cost would have been almost an entire year's salary (I was a pizza delivery guy back then). So, thanks to all those left-wing regulations, I elected to be more selfish and get started in trading, and NOT provide jobs and health insurance and Christmas bonuses to others. I'm an independent, so I can be more objective and unbiased in my observations, so what I saw in my particular case was the left keeping me from achieving something better. In effect, keeping the poor, poor. Seems to me that if you're part of the problem you preach against, then you have no right to point your finger at anyone but yourself. (You being the democrats, not you personally Venom...)
Like I've said a few times in other threads and on other boards, I'd really like to see a 3rd moderate party get some traction. The two sides used to be a lot more united when my dad was a kid, but in recent times they've become more and more separated from the middle and it's tearing the country apart. Obviously not all republican and democrat politicians are extreme, but more and more of them are becoming extreme, and that is what disturbs me.