What is the party platform for the Democratic Party nowadays?

Bazza

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(Op-ed from Sofia Carbone dated June 26, 2019)

The Democratic Primary is no more than a competition over who can give away more free stuff: healthcare, college, cash – you name it, it’s free!

Here is a list of the free stuff the Democratic candidates have offered:

  • Free College;
  • Free Healthcare;
  • Cancellation of Student Loan Debt;
  • Reparations for African-Americans;
  • Reparations for Same-Sex Couples;
  • Free Childcare;
  • Free Housing;
  • Free Income;
  • Free Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants.
How do the 2020 hopefuls plan on paying for all this free stuff? Unclear/they don’t.
Even if Democrats did implement extreme tax rates, it still would not be feasible to pay for every citizen’s healthcare, education, housing, student loan debt, reparations, et cetera. Not to mention the illegal immigrants. Not only are the Dems promising all this free stuff to U.S. citizens, but non-citizens too.
More here:

Democrat 2020 Platform: Everything is Free!

 

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I would think part of their platform would be to fight against foreign involvement in our elections like they have done for the past two years...oh wait, they voted in favor of allowing illegal immigrants to vote.....never mind.
 

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I would think part of their platform would be to fight against foreign involvement in our elections like they have done for the past two years...oh wait, they voted in favor of allowing illegal immigrants to vote.....never mind.
Please provide a source.
There is no truthful source on that because it did not happen.
 

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I would think part of their platform would be to fight against foreign involvement in our elections like they have done for the past two years...oh wait, they voted in favor of allowing illegal immigrants to vote.....never mind.
What on earth are you talking about?
 

Bazza

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I thought that crap had finally died...

IMHO........this is a perfect example of the problem for the Democratic Party. Optics.

And I don't see anything right now that is going to change it anytime soon.

As the Op Ed article I posted upstream indicates....it's capitalism vs socialism.

And last time I looked.....the Dow and S&P are doing pretty good.
 

TIDE-HSV

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IMHO........this is a perfect example of the problem for the Democratic Party. Optics.

And I don't see anything right now that is going to change it anytime soon.

As the Op Ed article I posted upstream indicates....it's capitalism vs socialism.

And last time I looked.....the Dow and S&P is doing pretty good.
Yep and running on deficit fumes. This is the largest danger to the country right now...
 

TIDE-HSV

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Sure but the average person (voter) is keeping his eye on the price of gas.

That's what you're up against, IMHO.
Well, I'm not really up against it, really, at my age. I worry about my descendants, though. I will say that this is the first president in my memory who is not a shoo-in with an overheated economy. It's a real anomaly...
 

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So when all Dem candidates raise their hands for free healthcare for illegals you’re ok that? There are AMERICANS who don’t have healthcare. Really?