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The real deal to me is that R's and D's are just flip sides of the same coin. They're both big on centralized government, believing that states should have the right to allow anything they want as long as they only do what R's (or D's) think they should, doing anything else means it's necessary for the federal government to force them to do the 'right' thing. Both are big spenders, the R's never dropped a D program without creating an equally large R program, neither has met a debt ceiling they didn't raise, neither has actually lowered a budget and neither sees a need to unless it's the other side doing the spending. R's have never rolled back a D stretch of constitutional powers they considered unconstitutional at the time it passed, rather they fall in love with their new power once they have majorities and use it to their own advantage. Both consider tax code and regulations a means of rewarding friends, punishing enemies, purchasing votes/contributions and forcing social/economic engineering on the states. R's are essentially just D's with bibles.
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