The issue with that fantasty land platform is that a large number of people are idiots and will vote for this wonderful utopia ushered in by a Mormon and some dude who wants to control every vagina in the country, but in the fun kinky kind of way.
And that's not to say I think Obama has done a bang up job, I'm a realist. I'd give him a C+/B- grading on a curve. But when you have a majority of congress being completely against compromise then you have a serious problem.
Also, people who cast their votes based upon a promise to lower wealth folks taxes are insane. That money the rich would save doesn't trickle down immediately, if ever. It goes into Cayman Island accounts or into additions to a house, or a new car, or into the stock market. But it rarely trickles down.
And plus, the fact that congress refuses to realize that stall tactics regarding debt/spending/taxes, etc. will send the world into another economic downturn. Their inaction affects the psyche's of people who want to invest. If it turns into a fire sale because people don't want to lose what they have in the market...well we're all fucked.
I wouldn't be surprised if there's another revolutionary/civil war, centered in D.C. & NYC in the next 15 years.
@BS1: Yep. Make sure the little one gets the best education possible. And that she can shoot. That's her generations only hope.
Whores til proven otherwise. And they so rarely do.