Are political parties consistent in their beliefs?

HUGH E. McGEE

Williamsport

I wonder how many voter’s in recent times have evaluated the leadership of the political party to which they are registered?

I get the impression from those I converse with regularly, that despite their criticism of individual elected officials and political parties, they don’t seem to articulate very well as to their opposition to them. As a voter, does the political party to which you are registered stand for the same issues you stand for? Are political parties consistent in their political beliefs?

To borrow a few thoughts from a book I read recently, “Ships of Fools,” I found the following quote. “All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected, but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The public services they use impose burdens on our taxpayers.” The speaker was President Bill Clinton.

Or how about another. “Immigration reduces the wages of domestic workers who compete with immigrants.” That quote is attributed to left leaning New York Times economist and Trump critic Paul Krugman.

Twenty years after Bill Clinton told Americans they had the right to be upset about illegal immigration, his wife scolded the country for enforcing border controls.

Does the Democratic Party represent the working class and organized labor? I don’t think so.

They have given up in favor of investors, welfare recipients and as recently as 2016, illegal immigrants. Look at where all Hillary Clinton’s 2016 support came from. Primarily the wealthiest counties in the country on the east and west coast. Eight of the most affluent counties in the country voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and in many cases large margins according to television host Tucker Carlson. The Democratic Party now seems to be the party of the rich.

Where are politicians going to get their campaign donations? It’s the rich who have money and donate generously to political campaigns. In turn, elected officials can pass legislation favoring the wealthy.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person in history, was a Hillary Clinton supporter, as was Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

Support for welfare recipients shows that Democrats are compassionate and with illegal immigrants they can register them to vote with the knowledge that the Democratic Party is their benefactor.

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