Conservative ideology is based on protecting rich people from having to pay for the benefits they reap from government: peace at home, stable markets, infrastructure, an educated work force, research, potable water, clean air, public health, etc. Conservatives wasted trillions on corrupt, disastrous wars and are happy to pay subsidies to corporate farmers and Big Oil, but they’re eager to cut food stamps for poor people, crush unions, blame teachers, dismantle public transit, deny science, and restrict the vote. The Norquist No-Tax-Pledge prohibits income taxes but allows regressive sales taxes.
[Yesterday I posted to OpEdNews the article copied below. Contributors to and readers of OpEdNews tend to be quite progressive or socialist. Many of them refuse to support the Democratic Party, saying that it’s as bad as (or worse than) the Republicans. You can read comments on my article (155 comments at the time of […]
Conservatives love to hate government and taxes. They love to promote “liberty” and “freedom.” Yeah, in the same way that criminals like liberty: to cheat, steal, etc. Comments comments
If government is broken, fix it, don’t destroy it. For further explanation, see: Anarchism, Libertarianism and the way forward Without Government We’d Still be Hunter-Gatherers Government is like a Computer Operating System Comments comments