Compare And Contrast Democratic Party Vs Republican Party

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Obviously, when a country has a multiple political party system for governing, there will be vast differences in political opinion and policy. The two major political parties in the United States are different in many aspects of their beliefs and underlying platforms. Most people think of the Democratic Party as being more liberal, whereas the Republican Party is seen as more conservative in their values and policies. This is not always the case and furthermore they do not always disagree. However, there are some differences which I feel the Republicans should adopt in order to gain more followers. The key policy reforms I feel are necessary to gain more followers are: health care law, government aid to the poor, and immigration.
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The Republican Party platform on poverty states “that welfare should be a hand up, not a hand out.” It goes on to say that “for the sake of low-income families as well as the taxpayers, the federal government’s entire system of public assistance should be reformed to ensure that it promotes work.” I feel most conservatives would think that people should have to work in order to get assistance, or at least be willing to look for work and not expect someone to just give them assistance without anything expected in return. The Democratic Party has a different viewpoint and their platform states “we must raise the minimum wage and index it to inflation. We will continue to fight for equal pay for equal work, a strong labor movement, and access to world-class education for every child.” They appear to believe that you can not get out of poverty without…show more content…
Conservatives want aid tied to work and it will be a difficult task to bring all groups together on this subject since the Republicans do not want to raise taxes on the wealthy. Not all U.S. Citizens or legal residents will be able to work due to physical or mental infirmities and Medicaid will continue to care for those people, however, able bodied people should be required to do some sort of work or service in exchange for aid. The aid should also be tied to drug screening and should result in the failure to receive aid if the recipient is found to be an illicit drug user. The mainstay of the reform should be that a person should strive to support themselves. Unauthorized immigration is a volatile subject currently in the news. The Pew Research survey asked if unauthorized immigrates should be eligible for citizenship. Most all of the
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