Democrat ideology

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  • Democrat ideology
    • The economy
      • There is a role for the government to improve the lives of Americans especially the poor and worst off
      • Regulation in the law of the activities of big business
      • Lib Dems believe that progressive taxation is the best way to achieve a welfare safety net
      • Capitalist system is the basis of the American economy but has flaws that need correcting
      • New Dems argue in favour of resisting high taxes and balancing the federal budget
    • Welfare and the poor
      • New Dems are still powerful and argue in favour of more fiscal responsibility and only spend if it doesn't add more debt
      • Government should provide basic welfare for those who cannot afford to looks after themselves
      • There should be a progressive tax system to pay for welfare and health policies
        • Includes a healthcare system for all
    • Social issues
      • No formal prayers in shcools
      • Equality for homosexuals including gay marriage
        • Obama became the first sitting President to openly support gay marriage in speech in 2012
      • Relaxing limits on immigration
      • Racial equality and pro multicultural society
      • Opposing death penalty in most cases
      • Equal rights for women in society
      • Gun control
      • A woman's right to choose when it comes to abortion and contraception
        • Both Obama and Nancy Pelosi have argued in favour of a woman's right to choose
    • Foreign policy
      • New Dems tend to support a more active foreign policy
      • More ethical foreign policy which does not just support American power and interests
      • A limit to foreign involvements
        • Obama refused to commit American military power to the Libyan crisis
  • There should be a progressive tax system to pay for welfare and health policies
    • Includes a healthcare system for all

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