Why I switched to the Democratic Party
Used to be the Republican party was the party of fiscal responsibility. Now it’s the party of rampant deficit spending. Sure, they cut taxes, but spending rises without control or concern. The Democratic Party has shown in the last decade that it has become the more "conservative" party when it comes to handling the people's money. The GOP hands out programs & pork like it’s Christmas, and puts it all on the Visa. The GOP also has the audacity to accuse anyone opposed to it of being unpatriotic. It’s only a matter of time before the GOP just comes right out and advocates a one-party system. With John Ashcroft as Minister of the Interior. Oh, happy day. . "Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both" - Abraham Lincoln Everything Bush has touched has, sooner or later, turned into horse manure. Everything. His original overriding agenda was to do the opposite of whatever Clinton did. What that brought us was escalated warfare in Israel, the brink of nuclear war with North Korea, the bitterness of allies left disrespected and unappreciated, and the list goes on. Bush offers no hope, no vision for a better America. Sure, he talks a good game, saying he supports Americorps, “leave no child behind”, better schools, but when it comes down to dollars and cents, Bush has nothing and reveals his hypocrisy. Bush’s vision is his personal post-administration enrichment, and the enrichment of his cronies. Woo hoo. Halliburton got no-bid contracts in Iraq. So did Bechtel. Big surprise. Ultimately, if Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein aren’t in US custody or verifiably dead come November 2004, Bush loses. If gas prices are still north of $1.50/gallon, Bush loses. If unemployment continues its spiral into the 7% range or higher, Bush loses. Are you better off now than you were in 2000?