The Democratic Conflict of Interest

Scrutiny is often applied to drug manufacturing companies, because people question whether or not the drug companies could actually be curing the diseases that they are currently only helping to maintain. The scrutiny is rooted in the fact that if drug companies started curing every disease they would be much less needed, and that in turn cuts into the drug companies profits. It could very easily become (not to say in any way that it actually is) a conflict of interest. Yet rarely do people realize that this same conflict of interest exists in politics. The Democratic party has a conflict of interest with solving the issues it claims to champion.

The most prevalent example of this is the issue of income. Democratic politicians often put a lot of effort into appealing to lower class voters. They shout loudly about how their party will increase the amount of welfare that is handed out, and then talk about raising the minimum wage so that people can be “lifted out of poverty.” Consider this though; if the minimum wage raises and other democratic policies really did solve the problem of poverty, how long would it be before the people started voting more Republican to save themselves on taxes. For the Democratic party to have faith that every one they brought out of poverty (this being said under the hypothetical that all policies would work) would vote Democrat is an awfully large assumption. Possibly, it could be even better if more people were in poverty because it could mean a larger amount of people in to appeal to. In truth, it is much better for the leaders of the party if people remain in poverty, so that they can yell at Republicans and continue to talk about solving poverty.

The same conflict of interest resides with the issue of racism and sexism. This is another heavily talked about issue of the left, and one that would really be a harm to the Democratic party were it to go away. Think about how much time is spent on the issue by the left, and then consider how much of that time is spent attacking the right. More often then not, actual issues of racism are used to promote political agendas than they are to solve racial issues. If those issues were to never even have to spoken about again, the Democratic party would lose major talking points. So when you find yourself wondering about whether or not the Democratic party is helping to contribute to racial divides; it logically makes sense.

If people were inherently good this would not be a necessary topic of discussion. Yet if the average American knows anything about politics, they know that more often than not a politician cares more about getting re-elected than they care about the people they were elected by.

 

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