The Myth of Democrat Progressive Idealism

The Myth of Democrat Progressive Idealism


Consider how if you violate any one of the four main points in my behaviorist view does not lead to a beneficial short or long-term decision. The focus point today is: “anyone can rationalize anything to get what they want.”

Elections do have consequences. This November 2021 election showed why 71% of the American people do not approve the direction our country is taking. It appears from voters in Virginia who rejected totalitarian sometimes dictatorial views of the incumbent Democrat governor.

Virginians rejected the progressive idealist view that parents are not smart enough to know what needs to be taught to their children, whether to wear masks in schools in defiance of the science, and even to be vaccinated with the risk of spreading the virus less than the common cold.

Add to the dismay of these voters is lawlessness everywhere, no enforcement of Constitutional Law regarding immigration, the economy and inflation hurting their pocketbooks, and the uncontrolled spending packages in Congress. They know our excess 29 trillion spending historically leads to high inflation, and possible recession.

Yet, Democrats double down and rationalize the result was because people did not know how this spending will help them. However, even moderate Democrats would like to have their required 72 hours to read what’s in the proposed 2178-page bill. Others, mostly Republicans and a few moderate Democrats also want to see the CBO score – Congressional Budget Office – to learn its long-term impact.

For this same reason, Speaker of the House, Pelosi, demanded the same in 2017 when Republicans worked to push through changes to the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obama Care. The hypocrisy is deafening.

As a behaviorist, my view is idealism is more for dreamers who would like to have their “ideas” funded by hard-working taxpayers with the false promise they will get a positive return on their investment. But there appears to be no pragmatic balance in how to pay for the excess spending other than to tax people more.

This kind of spending is above and beyond what has already been allocated and not spent in other bills that passed. All this leads to the inflation for all goods and services we are seeing now.

So, the rich can afford to spend more. But the middle class and poor lower class get hurt the most with inflation that outstrips their pay raise. This is a subtle hidden tax seldom talked about by the news outlets.

The ones hurt the most will also be retirees who do not have a cost-of-living escalator in their retirement income.  I am fortunate, so far, to have a 3% escalator, but that, too, will be demolished if inflation grows to 5-7-9%.  I am old enough to see what happened to my dad’s retirement income in the 1970’s.  By the end of that decade with inflation his buying power was easily one-third less.

So, the rich with all their investments ride the wave in the market and real estate, but the working-class and welfare class lose every time with higher rents and needed supplies. None of that appears to be a good short or long-term decision by Democrats, and so now the American people are objecting.

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