Sometimes I really wish all of this partisan bickering would come to an end. I wonder why in 2011 we can't just look at things logically instead of always through the standard political process.
Forget you are either a republican or a democrat and look at the following thoughts in a logical manner:
Does it really make sense to pay someone to stay home? The government takes money from people who earn it and gives it away to someone and all they have to do is NOT work. You can call it unemployment insurance, or welfare, or any number of government programs from HUD to food stamps. Who is ever encouraged to go out and get a job when you pay them to do the very opposite?
The same goes with our tax structure. Does it make sense to take a higher percentage out of the pay checks of people who happen to make more money? How does that reward positive behavior? If you worked for a widget company and they said that the more widgets you sell the less money you will make, and if you do not sell any widgets those selling more have to give you some of their pay you would probably resign your position.
Does it make sense to create entire institutions which take power away from the people and put it into the hands of a large inefficient, uncaring government?
How does any of this make sense. And how do normally intelligent adults get into the mind-set that these are good ideas? Who is actually helped by these things in the long run other than government which continues to grow and thus will need even more money to run.
Granted many issues are not as cut and dry. But it seems to me that there needs to be more logic applied and less standard political rhetoric.
Please post if you care to add more government logic to this thread. Let's try to leave our partisan selves behind and speak of what actually makes good sense for the country.