Originally Posted by palmetto defender
I am an "economic" Republican. That means pragmatic and willing for SOME compromise. Certain things the government needs to help with financially, many not. THe abuses and overkill are astounding and too numerous to list.
I fully endorse some chanages in taxation. We already have a progressive system which is abused. Some need to pay "modestly" more. If the change is severe, jobs will be lost. I also think everyone should pay something - even a very modest amount - skin in the game.
I beleive there needs to be a path to immigration. But we can not have rampant overrunning of the borders without any control. That IS a crime. And criminals from elsewhere should never be allowed to become citizens or even stay here.
Frankly, neither side is exercising common sense. And neither side is moderate, middle of the road which is exactly what is needed.
Nice; I am hopeful that those involved with this election will continue to press the issue of moderate ~ middle of the road politicking; the budget issue looks like it may be resolved in some fashion now...good or bad, I'm pointing at evidence maybe the populace is "willing" them there.