How can you argue that the Republican party's economic ideas are worse than the Democrats'.I just want to know why the democrats economy ideas are better. (Please give me information of the...

How can you argue that the Republican party's economic ideas are worse than the Democrats'.

I just want to know why the democrats economy ideas are better. (Please give me information of the republicans economy.)

 

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I agree that ultimately there seems to be little difference. Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats seem to be able to set aside their differences and get things done. Both parties are more interested in the other party getting credit or blame than the actual good of the country. Thus our current debt crisis. They would rather the county go bankrupt than have to work together.
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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Not to be exceedingly difficult, but there could be an argument made that there is little difference in the overall stance of either party.  Certainly, on some issues like health care, there are some ideological differences.  Those who favor the idea of government action on the issue of health care might tend to voice more support to the Democrats, while those who stand in opposition to an increased role in government in the health care debate could tend to go on the Republican side of the ledger.  Yet, for the most part, both parties are grasping at the same straws in attempting to fix the economy.  From a more distant standpoint, both parties are waiting for the cyclical nature of economic maturation to run though the current crisis and move into a dynamic of prosperity and market expansion, which is the tendency for a capitalist based economic system.  Both parties are waiting for this so that when the inevitably of the economic cycle does turn favorable, they can maximize credit for this.

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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It is a matter of opinion, so these are arguments someone could make in favor of Democratic economic ideas.  Not sure I favor either, or that there's really that much difference between them.

The main argument against Republican economic ideas/policy in general is that this is primarily what we have had from 2001 - 2009, and the lack of regulations, generous tax cuts to the wealthiest, along with heavy spending and borrowing through two wars led us in large part to the Great Recession we are in now.

Similar policies were in place under Reagan and Bush Sr. from 1981 - 1993, and we also experienced high debt/deficits, tax cuts for the wealthy, and a recession at the end of it.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Obviously, this is a matter of your personal opinion.

People who like the Democrats would say that their ideas on the economy are fairer.  They are more interested in doing things like extending unemployment benefits to help people who can't find work.  Another example of this is that Democrats tend to want to have a higher minimum wage while Republicans don't.

The Republicans generally tend to think the government should not try to interfere in the economy.  They think the government should let companies do whatever they want to.  For example, the Democrats want to tell banks and such not to pay their top bosses so much.  But the Republicans think companies should pay however much they want.

If you want stuff simply from the Democratic point of view, follow the link

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beefheart | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) Honors

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(You can just copy and paste a lot of information from a good website, because i cant find any good websites that give me that much information. Or you can just write what you know)parisughes

There is no way that a 9th grade teacher set this partisan question as homework. I don't know why you are asking us this question, but it is not your school homework, is it?

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