You gonna vote for Obama? Or for Not-Obama? Sorry, but those are the choices offered by the current ruling class. Used to be Democrats who believed in sound money, a strong America and an equal shot for the little guy as well as the mighty. Conservative Democrats, they were called. Gone now, overrun at the end of Clintonism by the forces that have given us the invisible man who materialized as President Obama.
Used to be Republicans who believed in small, weak government that stayed out of your business, though they wanted America strong too. Now they’re relegated to tea parties while the party leaders hobnob in dark corners of Washington with the same Wall Street bankers the Dems depend upon; President Obama’s Secretary of the Treasury Timmie Geithner (who finally did pay his taxes) was called in to run President Bush’s TARP spendathon before President Obama moved him to the top of the whole Treasury.
We’re not supposed to notice that once in power, both sets of scalawags head in the same general direction. Note that Bush had wars (Obama objected) now, Obama has wars. Bush added prescriptions to Medicare, Obama trumped him with Obamacare. And both believed the answer to all questions was spending, whether or not the money existed at the time. So what’s the difference?
So far as our economic collapse is concerned, there isn’t any difference. Elect either one, we’re headed downwards for at least a generation. We already owe nearly $700,000 per household (plus interest) and just estimate how long it will take your household to repay your share? With the Dems up, you’ll see more tax increases and less spending cuts. The GOP will reverse that. Most won’t notice the difference, being too wrapped up in surviving, which is going to be a challenge for a long time.
Other differences will include escalation on the war on Jews and Christians under President Obama and a significant backing off from that under Mormon Romney. Dems’ cuts, such as they will be, will hit the military more than the GOP is likely to do. Both will continue international military adventures since they’re done on Fed credit, paid for by taxpayers yet to be born. With of course, interest due. Yes, when the U.S. government borrows to spend, it has to pay interest even though it’s functionally borrowing from itself at the Fed. Why not? it’s all really coming from future taxpayers!
Mormon Romney may be friendlier to Israel than Hussein is at the moment and rather less apologetic for representing a once-successful country. And wealthy though he is, Romney will likely live and travel more modestly, on a smaller budget. Whether such differences will be significant to those voters living in what will come to seem a perpetually declining economy, we will have to see; will you pick Tweedledum, or Tweedledee?