The Base Belief

I sat around a table yesterday with a staunch conservative, a staunch liberal, a ‘generally votes conservative but voted for Obama’ guy, and me a Democrat with strong conservative beliefs.

All very, very smart people, and all very careful not to get angry about the conversation.

Interestingly the generally votes conservative guy says at one point…”We all agree what the problems are and how to fix a number of them so we should just start with those items”

I don’t think we agree at all. And therein lies the problem.
Manikiw agrees with me, at least as it involves Medicare. (via Threesources)

The parties start with fundamentally different visions of markets and government.