Sources, then we'll talk. I'm not a leftist. I look at what I think is the best solution for the country at the time. I don't subscribe to any rigid economic policy. To do that would be utterly stupid. Every kind of economic policy has time and place. Do you try to use a flat edge screw driver for every screw you use? Kind of dumb to do that right? You use something appropriate. It's when people are rigid and define themselves under simplfied and useless teams like "conservative" and "liberal" and not think in terms of solutions.
I don't mind cutting taxes when it make sense. I think social programs make sense at times, other times it doesn't. Sometimes spanking your kids make sense, other times it doesn't because your kid won't respond to it the way say his brother does. Make sense?
Millennial morons have a problem. You want free stuff as long as you don't pay for it. Obama was/is/will ever be incompetent. #WorstPresidentEver Obama phones, free housing, free college, unearned income tax credit, immigration and other Obama/Great Society programs drained the Social Security Trust Fund, 95% of which was Democrat spending. Republicans are doing a refinance so it doesn't die from more freak shows cashing in at the public trough. So sorry, no Certificate of Appreciation for you my shallow, millennial friend. You are a lamb, bleating leftist slogans on your way economic slauter.
First of all buddy, I'm not a mellennial. I'm a GenXer who makes 6 figures. I came out of college debt free, because my tuition was cheap. I could pay off most of my yearly tuition working a minimum wage job and a summer job. These days, kids don't have a hope of doing the same. So, I think it's fair that our children (because they are coming of college age so I and other adults) would like to see lower tuition rates just like we did.
So I would like to see our next generation have the same opportunities I did and be able to get out of school and not have to worry about having to pay off some 120k loan or higher if they decided they want to be doctors or some other specialized field. There is nothing wrong with that. We used to pay more taxes, we should go back to that. It's only this stupid selfishness from our dear "Greatest Generation" who seemd to have gotten all the benefits of cheap everything and doesn't want to give that to people on down. We all wrap it up some kind of bullshit conservatism. Conservatism is keeping the status quo, as in teh status quo from the previous generation.. it was working fine. There was nothing wrong with the tax rates and everything. We had a healthy manufacturing base, people had pensions, it was good.
Or we can increase taxes on the middle (like me) and upper middle class and actually fund education properly. I came out of college debt free and in two years I was able to buy a house and live a healthy middle class life. These days everybody is saddled with debt. I think that's generally a bad idea, if the average middle class person is so encumbered by debt that it's hard for them to justify spending money on anything. That makes our economy weak. I don't mind paying more taxes if it is going to help make the economy better and keep people in the middle class. A rising sea raises all ships.
As for amnesty, while I agree that we need to make sure that illegal aliens do not come into the country without following our laws. I can tell you that without them, meat and food industries will be crippled. If you don't want illegal immigration then you need to pay more at the grocery store. Nobody is willing ot work the fields or meat packing without higher wages. So companies bring in illegal laborers who will work for a lot less. They assume all the risks because nobody is punishing the industry for encouraging and bringing them here in teh first place. So two steps: 1) harshly punish companies and individuals who hire illegal immigrants 2) harshly punish companies and individuals who run immigration scams brining labor illegally into the country. Generally, if you make it here, and you have children who have grown up a number of years here, then it's okay to leave em here as long as they pay their taxes and give htem a path to citizenship.
Government job is to insure the success of this country through whatever effective means necessary. If it sometimes mean we need to give free education then so be it. Everything should be on the table.