At 12/6/18 01:53 PM, Fexel wrote:
At 12/6/18 01:32 PM, EdyKel wrote:
acted, and jacked up the premiums.
The thing to keep note in regards to that "purity" is when you start looking at each party's aggregate population and how far from centrist they lean. According to the Pew Research Center Study "The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider" It tends to suggest that The Republican, or "the right"; has generally kept at a stable moderate leaning. Whereas with the Democratic, or "the left"; the leanings have increasingly spread to more radical ideologies over the years that deviate from what the USA was built on. Let it be known, there ARE radicals & extremists on all sides, but politically speaking the pattern suggests that the left is the group who has gotten increasing radicalized.
I agree that both parties need to work together, but it's easier for Democrats to work with Republican than the other way around, since the later wants to distinguish themselves from the other party - all about conservative purity.
Or, perhaps, the right has created common held stereotypes about how actually influential the left really is in this country, making anything they seem to suggest seem radical when it's much more moderate.
You look at gun control. The left talks about need to tighten some gun regulations over certain firearms, and accessories for them, to try and prevent mass shooting. You look at the right who accuse the left of attacking the 2nd amendment, and trying to get rid of all guns in the country.
You look at the ACU, where you had Democrats using a Republican plan, instead of the more socialist (left leaning) universal coverage.
You look at the issue of immigration, with Trump, and his supports wanting a zero tolerance policy towards it, and a wall that could cost over 100 billion to build (even though walls don't really prevent illegal immigration), with Democrats saying that's going too far
You look at Republicans spending money like there is no tomorrow, while cutting taxes, while claiming the later will stimulate the economy, even though it just seems to make the rich richer, while also claiming that socialism will bankrupt the country. And democrats, who also like to spend taxpayer money, are also inclined to want them paid for.
You look a the social issue, or religion, with Republicans accusing democrats of attacking whites, and males, with political correctness and identity politics, while guaranteeing that Christians and whites can discriminate against other groups with their own - and no one seem to recognize the Republican form of identity politics.
No, your argument may work for certain states, but, on the whole, it doesn't apply on the federal level, where many Democrats come from states that lean right, which are the majority in the country -so Democrats tend to be more moderate, or conservative, from those states.
The other thing that is fucking up the country are libertarians, who will often vote Republican, even though they are sociopathic liberals, where they hate social programs, which use to be a christian movement.
And the ACA was originally a Republican conception in the 90's, then first incorporated by a Republican governor, Mitt Romney, in Massachusetts, as a way to stabilize the out of control inflationary rise in insurance premiums. It wasn't as hard to swallow as universal health coverage, but Republicans did not want it when Democrats went though the process of enacting the law, no matter what, even though they added stuff into it. And since then, Republicans have just made it worse.Ok? But who as it that told the insurance companies that the MUST provide coverage to those with pre-existing conditions? the Government. And which party in power and the ones who signed in the ACA, which was the bill that required the insurance companies to do that?
And premiums went up because insurance companies could no longer drop you when you developed an expensive health disorder, or deny people with pre-excisting conditions.
Insurance premiums were skyrocketing before the ACA was ever made into a law, which was the original reason for why it was created and passed. And while it did not stop rates from hiking, it slowed them down.