I am very much a football noob but I am doing my best to learn as much as I can about the pro-level game.
I started seriously following the Panthers during the 2007 season when I began to seriously like football so I am aware I lack much of the knowledge that you veteran fans have. That said I will do my best to be a true Panther and football fan.
The context was lowering gas prices and it's impact on middle to lower class. I brought up min wage because many argued it would boost the economy when lower gas prices has a more robust multiplier on the economy.
I was trying to understand the tax/econ posture between the two. It included previous threads that have gone on here lately.
Higher gas prices essentially are raising taxes.
But this thread is about some bizarre prez/Iraq thingy.
I propose that lowering gas prices disproportionately benefits the smaller amount of society if we are weighing it alone versus raising the minimum wage.
I have never heard that term? What is the difference? Sounds like "representative republic" is something someone just made up because they didn't like the term "democratic republic". I was always taught that America was a democratic republic and that a democratic republic was a republican form of government in which the representatives were democratically elected. Sounds about right to me.
Although when speaking colloquially they may seem like the same idea; when you consider the countries that have called themselves democratic republics versus representative republics you have comparisons such as the US versus the DPRK.
When is the last time you voted FOR someone instead of voting AGAINST the other guy? Why is that? The bottom line is that there isn't much really separating the two parties these days except for a bunch of bullshit rhetoric and a couple of key hot button issues. Even when one party raises hell about something, when they gain control nothing changes. See: the Dems and the Patriot Act
We are a REPRESENTATIVE republic. There is a very significant difference.
I would go so far as to say that when it really matters there is no difference in the two parties. Your last sentence was a great example of that.