The (Not So) Big Differences Between Republicans and Democrats

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The two major political parties in the United States are the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, but many Americans have trouble understanding how the two parties differ from one another in their beliefs and political platforms. In this article, we’ll examine three of the most talked-about differences between Republicans and Democrats, looking at Social Security, minimum wage, and foreign policy. Keep reading to find out more about these three topics, and to learn how they affect you!

Things They Agree On

We can all agree that the Republican and Democratic parties are two of the most influential political parties in the world. They both have a long history, dating back to the early 1800s. In the United States, these two parties dominate the political landscape. More than half of voters identify as either Democrat or Republican. There are some similarities between the two, but there are also some significant differences. Let’s take a look at them one by one:

-First, Republicans believe in small government with limited interference from federal agencies and high taxes on businesses while Democrats want more government involvement and lower taxes for individuals.

-Second, Republicans want to repeal Obamacare while Democrats want to keep it.

-Third, we see an interesting contrast when it comes to immigration reform: while the GOP wants stricter policies and laws that focus on illegal immigrants entering our country illegally through our borders, democrats support legislation focused on those who enter our country legally but overstay their visas.

Things they disagree on

Both Republicans and Democrats want what’s best for America, but they often disagree on the best way to achieve it. Here are three of the biggest areas where they differ 1) Healthcare – Republicans believe that free market forces will bring down costs and encourage innovation in the health care industry. Meanwhile, Democrats support a single-payer system like Medicare or Medicaid that covers everyone with government insurance. 2) Taxes – Republicans generally want lower taxes for businesses so corporations can invest more in themselves and create jobs. Meanwhile, Democrats favor raising taxes on higher earners to fund social programs that make sure everyone has access to things like education and healthcare. 3) Immigration – The debate is between protecting America’s borders versus providing a pathway to citizenship through comprehensive immigration reform with some form of amnesty so undocumented immigrants can become citizens.

The Platforms

When it comes to the economy, both parties want to create jobs, but they have different ways of going about it. The Republican Party favors cutting taxes and regulations to help businesses grow, while the Democratic Party favors investing in infrastructure and education to create a skilled workforce. As for immigration, the two parties also take very different approaches. While many democrats favor granting citizenship to undocumented immigrants and keeping borders open, republicans support building a wall along the Mexican border and cracking down on illegal immigration.

The mystery of Trump’s Following

Some say that Trump’s success is due to his reality TV background. Others say it’s his status as a political outsider. But there might be another factor at play: Trump understands how to appeal to people’s emotions. His speeches are filled with catchy slogans, exaggeration, and oversimplification. He can quickly switch gears from attacking opponents to praising himself in order to keep the audience engaged, but he does so without factual accuracy or nuance. For example, he has said we are going to make America great again when referring to how he would solve economic problems like unemployment or decreasing wages. His rhetoric suggests an ability to overcome obstacles with ease—which may have convinced some voters who felt left behind by globalization and left out of the recovery after the 2008 recession that they could vote for him because he was on their side—but also appeals more broadly to those who want change without any specifics about what that change would look like. Trump’s language helped him get through the primary season with fewer staff members than other candidates needed, which meant less vetting of what he said. Bottom line, he gives a voice to the uninformed, voiceless section of America.