The Politics Of Republicans And Democrats

1584 Words Nov 30th, 2016 7 Pages
Republicans and Democrats historically have found it difficult to agree on many policy issues, and taxation represents another area of disagreement. Each party’s ideology partially explains why they take a different approach to taxation and furthermore alludes to the different coalitions present in each party. Democrats traditionally favor higher taxes, while Republicans feel as though raising taxes is inefficient. The past twenty years illustrate these two stances, and each party clearly has a history of rhetoric and policy preferences to confirm this. Each president or presidential candidate from each party has reflected a position consistent with the party’s overall stance, and this in turn explains why each party has had trouble coming to an agreement over tax policy. Furthermore, other policy issues play a role in taxation policy for both parties. Specifically social welfare and government programs correlate with taxation policy, and each party has an entirely different view on how such programs should be operated. With a fundamental difference in ideology and a different set of interests, Republicans gravitate towards less taxation while Democrats favor higher taxation. Both Democrats and Republicans feel as though the lower and middle class should not pay excessive taxes; however, the main problem arises when dealing with the upper class. Many Democrats feel as though the upper class does not pay a fair share in taxes, and that a substantial amount of corporations…
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