Irresponsible Republican policies are putting our Democracy – along with the long-established Alliances on which our National Security and World Peace depend – in peril! Reversing these dangerous, self-serving policies and protecting our Democracy are the Democrats' extreme priorities.
Protecting our Democracy
and it's institutions should be every American's #1 priority! Yet, in flagrant dereliction of their oversight responsibilities, self-serving, party-first Republicans
in Congress have opted to ignore Donald Trump's
reckless "deconstruction" of government agencies indispensable to our nation's security, our economic well-being and world peace and security.
Sensing the inadequacy
of the Trump Administration's
reckless, often corrupt behavior, our enemies, foreign and domestic,
almost openly endeavor to undermine our Democracy and its institutions.
, it has become incumbent on Democrats
to clean up another mess created by Republican enablers
which is seriously threatening our National Security, our Democracy and our American way of life.
Taking our Democracy for granted: these days it would be a horrible mistake! Trump-enabling Republicans in Congress have made this abundantly clear. It's up to Democrats to protect our Democracy!
The security and stability of America and the West has been indisputably connected to our long-standing alliances, especially NATO. Those who seek to undermine these alliances, ipso facto, also undermine our national security.
have for years surreptitiously interfered in our elections. These enemies of our Constitutional Democracy have stolen government secrets, military secrets and emails as well as U.S. corporate trade secrets.
Needless to say, these nefarious activities by our foreign adversaries pose a great threat to our democratic system
, our economy and the peace and stability of the world.
Yet, Trump-enabling Republicans
in Congress, who have totally controlled our government since 2010
, have tacitly stood by oblivious to the security of our nation. As always, Republicans
are more concerned with their own re-election and staying in power than with the security of their own Homeland
, addressing these extreme priorities
and delivering on the American People's Agenda
will naturally fall squarely on Democratic Party shoulders
– it always has – but it won't be cheap!
Making the American People's Agenda a reality won't be cheap. As always, the question is: "How are we going to pay for it?" There is a way; raising taxes for everyone is not the answer – The FAST Tax is!
: Democrats shouldn't be offering all things to all people without first offering a plan to raise the needed revenue without raising tax rates
for the Insecure Majority*
— the FAST Tax
is that plan!
Effectuating the American People's Agenda
will be an extremely expensive proposition. As always, the question is, "How are we going to pay for it?
Raising taxes for everyone
and providing Republicans
with fuel for their next campaign (Democrats are "tax-and-spend liberals" who will raise your taxes) and alienating the Insecure Majority
, is clearly not the solution
What America Needs Now
- replacement of a corrupt, debt-generating tax system which is skewed to benefit wealthy Republican campaign donors at the expense and peril of the poor, the middle class and our national security
- adoption of a simple tax code which is simple, automatic, where everyone pays their fair share and generates enough revenue to pay for the American People's Agenda
- a tax system that keeps politicians' hands off of the tax code and takes away their ability to use it to favor their wealthy campaign donors
- legislation to make the Fair Automatic Simple Tax("FAST") the law of the land
will generate the revenue necessary to pay for the American People's Agenda
while gradually paying off the national debt
Once adopted, FAST will prove, once and for all, that Democrats are truly the fiscally-responsible servants of the American people.
To win permanent majorities
, Democrats must learn from the past! Raising taxes again
to effectuate the American People's Agenda
– just to have them lowered by the next Republican Congress
– is not the solution.
Let's face it:
With a growing $21.5 Trillion national debt around its neck, our government is tapped out – broke! The only way to pay for the American People's Agenda
is to raise the necessary revenue, which can only be done by raising taxes. Just raising taxes again
, however, is a very bad idea
. Fortunately for Democrats, there is a better way!
Since the Great Depression, in fact, raising taxes is what every Democratic administration has been doing to fix economic downturns. Unfortunately, once the economy stabilizes and confidence is restored,
- Republicans dust off their Playbook
- Democrats are characterized as "fiscally-irresponsible tax-and-spend Liberals"
- Republicans win elections and take control of the government
- Republicans enact fiscally-irresponsible tax cuts and deregulation legislation
- the economy goes into recession and unemployment rates climb
- Democrats raise taxes, the economy stabilizes, unemployment rates go down dramatically
- the tax-rates see-saw cycle starts all over again
Who pays the consequences? The poor, the middle class and the insecure majority
! It's time for Democrats to break the cycle
As a consequence of two (2) irresponsible, across-the-board, Republican tax cuts
, the economies of America and the world were jolted by the Great Bush 41 Recession of 2008
Nonetheless, ignoring the aforesaid and a gigantic, ever-growing, $20 Trillion national debt incurred as a consequence of the Great Bush 41 Recession of 2008
Republicans unleashed their Trump/Ryan/McConnell tax cuts
in December, 2017 – thus adding an additional $1.5 Trillion to the national debt.
Cause for alarm
: The financial-market conditions which triggered the Great 2008 Recession
, e.g., financial institutions "too big to fail
", are still lurking in the shadows, waiting to strike. Because of the Trump tax cuts
revenue will decrease; recovering from the next recession could be harder than in 2008.