Republican / Democrat, What is the Difference?

With the voting season coming I would like to share a few thoughts with you. First off I would like to say that I don’t pressure anybody into voting. The reason behind this is because it is a right and who am I to tell you what rights you should concern as your highest priority. For example: bearing arms is a right, but I don’t practice that. So is the right to burn the flag in protest. I don’t practice that one either. So the point being that voting is a right and it is up to you to decide if you are going to do it or not. With that being said, I hear a lot of people say they don’t know the major differences between the republican and democratic parties. So I thought I would take the opportunity to break it down into the simplest form and give you a short description and my thoughts behind the different parties. Just so you know, I am no expert nor do I claim to be. This web site gives me the opportunity to let my voice be heard, so I am taking the opportunity to do just that. Democratic Party is supposed to be “for the people”, whereas the Republican Party is supposed to be “for the business.” You may ask, “why do we care about the business” That is a good question and I’ll break it down to you like this:

Let’s say you are a democrat and the president is going to give you 50,000 dollars to invest in healthcare. Me working in communications don’t know much about healthcare. So I would probably take that money and put it in the bank. Then the first time I had to go to the doctor I would get a medical bill adding up to a great sum of money. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the 50,000 dollars doesn’t really go a long way when it comes to healthcare. Another possibility would be to go out and get a good healthcare policy. Being that I currently have a job, so I don’t have the time to research every single healthcare plan out there I would probably end up getting some half-assed healthcare plan that would not match what I put into a healthcare plan. Thus being that I’m putting more into it than I am getting out of it and it would end up being a big loss.

Now let’s say you’re a republican and the president is going to give each company 50,000 per employee to invest in healthcare. Companies have their own staff of personnel who are out there looking for the best healthcare plans as their fulltime job. Therefore I don’t have to do it. Now since I’m not the one investing in the healthcare I want to make sure I’m going to get hired by a good company with a good healthcare plan. So first things first, I need to stand out amongst the other applicants. I’m going to get an education! With this education I’m more apt to get hired by the good company with the good healthcare plan so I can work my communications job and be happy go lucky.

Onto my personal opinion, to me it seems to make more sense to vote republican. “Why, that seems like a round about way of doing business,” you may ask. This is true it does seem like a round about way of doing business, however it also is investing in your country’s future. I’ll demonstrate how it is investing in your country’s future by looking at it from both the democratic point of view and the republican point of view I demonstrated earlier.

Democratic point of view Give everybody 50,000 dollars and let them go out and invest it on their own. This is much like giving a kid money and saying, “Don’t spend that all on candy.” You know exactly what that kid is going to do. He’s going to go blow 75 cents of every dollar on candy then not have any money left over to pay for the dentist from his rotting teeth.

Republican point of view “Give the company 50,000 dollars to invest in healthcare for their employees.” Now I want to make sure a good company is hiring me, I need a good education to do so. I take my high school diploma and use it to get into college. I get my college degree and use it to get hired by a good company. How do you know what the good company is? You use that education you just received and apply it by doing a little research. Then when the good company hires you, you can work your job and have good healthcare.

Now instead of a country having a bunch of people with rotting teeth and no way to pay for the dental bill. You now have a country with a higher percentage of people with an education, thus making smarter decisions and have some form of healthcare to boot. I know, I know, there are a lot of other factors to go in this small scenario, but I just wanted to give a small rundown of my thoughts and opinions between the two major parties.