Republicans believe that the federal government has gotten too big and as a solution propose severe cuts in spending and oppose tax increases.
Democrats believe that the federal government needs to do more for the poor and the middle class and as a solution propose tax increases on the wealthy and oppose major cuts in entitlement programs.
Nobody – not me, not you, not the AARP, not the NAACP, not the ACLU not the NRA, not the DNC, not the RNC, not God, not Yahweh and not Allah - knows with 100% certainty which of these two approaches is the best one for America’s future.
I happen to think the Republican approach is the best one, but I could be wrong.
Since nobody knows the answer, compromise is the only logical solution. And compromise begins by acknowledging that there is a chance – however remote you may think it is – that you are wrong and your opponent is right.
People who refuse to acknowledge this possibility are no different than the followers of Jim Jones and David Koresh. We know how that worked out for them.
Maybe I’m getting soft in my old age, but it seems to me that right now the Democrats are more willing to compromise than are the Republicans.
The Republicans should give a little on taxes in order to get a lot on spending cuts.
What do you think?