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Mon Apr 23, 2018, 09:10 PM

61. Why does everyone else say what Democrats SHOULD be saying...except Democrats?

What I would say to the Democrats is, "Your first and fundamental mission is to tell people what you are for." Not that you're against Trump. Being against Trump doesn't get you very far. It will get you some people who hate Trump. But what are you for? What you want to say is: We will get the incredible burden of health care off the back of small businesses. We will make it so you don't have to stick with an employer because you have health care and you don't want to run the risk of switching or losing it. We want to relieve business of the burden of health care like every other modern country, and it will save everyone money.

We want to invest in the future of America. So we will put more money into education and basic science. Did you know that half the economic growth in this country since the end of World War II can be traced to taxpayer investments in science?

We want investments at home that will create jobs. Our country is falling apart in front of our eyes. That will create an enormous number of jobs, but it will also make the economy more efficient. We want to invest in that future, which will make us all much better off. We're about building a prosperous future. We're not about looking back, as Donald Trump is, to the past.



Yes I know they do somewhat. And the media doesn't help by their STILL Trumpcentric narratives. ie. they spend whole segments asking for a reaction from a Dem guest on Trumps latest fuckup. And Dems are guilty of taking the easy road and jumping on the bandwagon. They never get the time to present new ideas.

But some Democrats need to speak out with clear goals like this, but also, very important, describe things not in some top-down, look what we have planned for y'all. But from the layman's point of view. Like "we want to relieve business of the burden..." and investing in science leads to economic growth, and that Europe will jump way ahead of us in alternative energy technology if we don't invest more. And besides, we want to work towards energy self-sufficiency, so we don't have to be beholden to Middle Eastern countries.

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