Democrats tend to give more social aid, and are supposed to support a more even distribution of wealth. The differences in social issues, however, are far more pronounced then the economic ones, but being as social issues will never change anyway (there will always be abortions, gays will live together, etc.) the only important thing should be economics.
However, being as they both favor capitalism and free trade, there is little difference in them at all, hence my opinion that they are two sides of the same coin. When the Democrates get back to their roots, meaning actually giving a shit about the working class, they will have an agenda again. However the Republican propaganda machine has done a fine job of tricking the working class into thinking that the GOP actually represents them (which they don't), so it doesn't really matter at this point. One day...maybe the Democrats will stop being pussies and get their act together. Basing elections on stupid social issues that affect very few people are what is killing them.
By the way, a recent John Stossel report just had something about how Republicans have, for the last 75 years, never cut the government down at all.
"Republicans always trot out the slogan that they oppose big government and want to shrink the federal payroll. President Bush tells us that "big government is not the answer." President Reagan told us, "Our government is too big and it spends too much."
But for more than 75 years, no Republican administration has cut the size of government. Since George W. Bush became president, government spending has risen nearly 25 percent.
And the spending increase isn't just tied to the war on terrorism. The Office of Management and Budget says spending at the Environmental Protection Agency is up 12 percent, it's up 14 percent at the Agriculture Department, 30 percent at the Department of the Interior, 64 percent at the Department of Labor, and 70 percent at the Department of Education.
And the pork keeps pouring out. Even the Peanut Festival in Dothan, Ala., got $200,000. Republican congressman Terry Everett got them the money. He wouldn't talk to us about it. But the locals said they like getting your money. "I think it's a waste of money, but if they're going to waste money, I guess it's better to waste it here than anywhere else," one man told me.
Economist Stephen Moore, a Republican, says, "We fought a war against big government and you know what? Big government won."
He noted, "You look at what's happened to the government in the 10 years since the Republicans took control of Congress, the government is twice as big."
Just thought that was interesting.