The thing is half of us want to go one way and the other half the other.
You have the plan from the right that the rich are not only paying a fair rate, they should pay less and there should be no penalty if they want to send their manufacturing overseas. It is good to help the rich get richer. They see the evil here to be in the poor who, as one presidential candidate, Herman Cain said, are only poor because of their own fault. Cain is so in tune with being an average person he went further to say, as a multimillionaire, he would have died if he'd gotten cancer under Obama's health care plan. I guess he has forgotten that if he'd been among the working poor today, that's when he'd have died. Or maybe he just doesn't know. That's pretty much all the right wing candidates-- blame the poor for their state, think we had no health care problem when 50,000,000 people can't afford insurance, and if someone gets sick or has an accident, let them die.
The other half want the tax codes figured out to get the rich to pay a bigger percentage on the top part of their income. They want to balance the budget by getting in more revenue and not hurting those already hurting financially. They also want gay marriage because it's fair and they know it doesn't hurt their marriage to let two women or two men live together with full rights and status to create their own families. They don't maybe personally like abortion but they want it available and when someone does have a baby when they cannot afford it, they want government programs there to help them.
And on it goes for the divide. Many blamed Obama for not doing more his first two years in office and when he had a majority of Democrats in Congress. The thing was that was never a majority of people who thought like I just mentioned above. They were democrat in name only and they voted with Republicans.
Some say Clinton worked with a Republican controlled Congress. Too true and what did he work with them to do-- ship more manufacturing overseas and gut financial regulations like Glass Seagall. Basically they got him to do what they wanted and it made him look successful. He did nothing about gay rights and in fact began DADT which has now been ended under Obama.
To say I am not thrilled with Obama is true. He has done things or let them happen like the big pipeline through the Ogallala Aquifer which will take oil from Canada to Texas to refine it. Research it if you haven't already heard of it. What it could do to environmental damage is scary or should be and yet who did the research on its safety-- those who have as clients the builders. I am impressed-- not and there is a lot like that.
The thing is until we as Americans figure out who we are, until we define ourselves, we will pay a lot for a government that only knows how to support wars and give itself more power and money.