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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2016, 07:07 AM

17. The weakness of the argument is that the party rarely looks much beyond the next election.

Yes, it's -always- true that the young will inherit what the old leave behind. Yes there are big problems looming on the horizon.

But I think that is being a bit overplayed.

For politicians, the party's problems still involve raising money, getting elected, and delivering to those who gave money and, sadly, to themselves. Just how does a person spend their life in government and become a person with scores of millions of dollars???

To be meaningful to politicians--yes, let's admit it, for whom the party exists--all those problems, must resolve in the proximate future. That in large part is why things like politicians actually putting money in promised pension plans of gov't workers, repairing infrastructure, and worrying about global warming and long-term energy policy don't get dealt with in real time. Unless a crisis intervenes those are problems that get kicked down the road.

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