Yes, I am a Socialist, pure and unadulterated; if I were elected to Congress, I would be in favor of every Progressive initiative so far suggested.
- Single Payer Health Care because a healthy Nation is a productive one. Check
- Free College Tuition because our young people are our best resource and profiting off their education is criminal and uncivilized. Check
- Basic Guaranteed Income because people who are secure are more productive. Check
- A Green New Deal because destroying our ecosystem is not a viable long or short-term option; it is just stupid. Check
Fortunately, or not, I am not a member of Congress; I am just a little damaged guy with one vote, wondering for whom I should cast that one vote.
Murrumph Aeyerrrm, whom to pick? A neo-liberal Democrat retread or one of the shiny new comers? I never heard of Obama, until Oprah introduced him, and he worked out OK!
The question and the major detraction, of course, is “How to pay for it all?” Therefore, should I pick a moral pragmatist instead of a Progressive visionary to battle the Trump? Because that is the overriding criteria, whom can make DJT a one term President?
However, let me ask you this, where would we be if President Roosevelt acted pragmatically during the Great Depression of the 1930’s instead of ethically and with compassion?
The Democrats under FDR spent liberally to pull us back from the brink and still had enough money to successfully fight and win the Second World War. So excuse me if I am mildly dubious of fiscal conservatives crying poor mouth, especially when Republicans, those champions of Deficit Reduction, recently gave $1.3 – $1.9 Trillion in Tax cuts to the wealthiest families and corporations in the US without much concern for incurring hyperinflation.
The US uses a Fiat Currency.
“Fiat money is a currency without intrinsic value that has been established as money, often by government regulation. Fiat money does not have use value, and has value only because a government maintains its value, or because parties engaging in exchange agree on its value.” < Goldberg, Dror (2005). “Famous Myths of “Fiat Money””. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. 37 (5): 957–967. >
Whom to vote for in 2020, I still do not know.
A Social Democrat with loads of progressive ideas
A retread middle of the road Democrat? Perhaps one of the newbies possessed of abundant charisma and energy but short on experience?
I do not know; thankfully, I have until Tuesday, March 3, 2020 to decide.