Im a right leaning American, yes.
Im a right leaning American, no.
Im a left leaning American, yes.
Im a left leaning American, no.
Im a not American, yes.
Im a not American, no.
Liberals - Punish the Successful, Reward the Unsuccessful
Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
Obama's legacy - National Debt / Credit Downgrade / Obamacare Failure / Economic Failure / Foreign Policy Failure / Liar of the Year Award / The Rise of ISIS
Melissa Harris-Perry had a good segment on the economics of the election this week as an unusual break from her typical Democratic Apologist format. The basics were what I have already stated--those doing better economically supported the dems and those who saw the economy as not good voted for the republicans based on exit polling. She then discussed how things like rising GDP/lowering unemployment and all these US macro indicators are looking impressive but that they hide a lot of people struggling because they have no extra cash to save or invest or purchase extra things with.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Supporting corporatist policies to get to socialist policies is absolutely brilliant in this regard because you can actually cause the market to fail and then place the blame squarely on the market. The one thing liberals are good at is politics. They understand how to get to where they are going better than anyone.
If however the plan succeeds, well, then you have pretty much shut the door on it entirely.
However, I understand than undermining the health insurance companies would not have been good for our economy in the short run - they employ a lot of people.
I sure hope we move toward more of a universal system. But we'll see what happens. Certainly those red states who refused to set up health insurance exchanges are helping to push us to single payer health care. ironic, isn't it?