“That means not everyone is going to be happy, perhaps nobody.”
Do you have any knowledge of the decades long macroeconomic data? Does your employer, the DNC? You think anyone but the rich and the relatively well off are happy these days? Wake up, honestly. You live in a bubble.
“The art of politics is compromise.”
Yeah? What was the compromise when the New Deal financial regulations were gutted by Clinton? Gutting welfare? It was a compromise between which groups? How about the NAFTA? The WTO? It gutted portions of the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments and portions of the Endangered Species act within months of its existence. It claims that its rules take precedent over any environmental agreements. At the WTO, what is the compromise in regards to intellectual property? I’d love for you to tell me the groups that benefit, outside of big pharma. Were labor, environmental and consumer groups at the table, or corporate lobbyists and economists, when the WTO, NAFTA and the WTO were being negotiated? When the TPP was negotiated, which groups were involved in the compromise? Seems that it wasn’t a class compromise, it was a big group of negotiators from their respective countries and their affiliated lobbyists. Labor wasn’t at the table, neither were environmental groups or consumer rights groups. Our own elected reps couldn’t even see the damn deal. You are pretending that these things are compromises between workers and capitalists, or workers and rentier interests, when you know that isn’t the case. The compromise is between our out of touch elites and the same rough group of people in other countries.
Who was at the table when Clinton was negotiating, behind closed doors, the privatization of Social Security with Gingrich? If that did go through, and we can thank Lewinsky for it not, who would have compromised? The 2014 Princeton study shows that the rich simply get what they want, and it is outright absurd to claim otherwise. There is nothing in the data to show otherwise and I know the data. You can stop posting those same links too. Yes, racism played a part, as did the far right. They always have. The fact is that they have a lot of power now because you party is rotten and no one is bothering to vote.
To brush off what has been happening in decades and to say, aw shucks, democracy isn’t perfect, is nonsense Lrx. I don’t know why you bother posting this stuff here. People know too much to fall for this silliness, and I don’t believe for a second you even believe most of what you post. Honestly, if you did, it’d be worse than if you didn’t and were just providing cover for your employer.