Politics in Washington have gotten to the absolutely ridiculous point of stopping any progress for the country in favor of partisan bickering. I, for one, am sick of it. Most people are probably so ingrained in their political beliefs that they automatically balk at an idea presented by the opposing party without even knowing why. I do it all the time and so do most people I talk to. Here’s the thing though, with the current 2 parties become a toxic plague in the US, I think it’s high time a for a third party that actually controls a large part of the pie as well. This would take a fair share of power away from corporations and lobbyist and put it back in the hands of the people.
How could this be done? By taking an honest look at what the American people, as a whole, really want on each issue - and then compromising where the nation is split, moving forward as one. I don’t think its that hard.
One example: Democrats refuse to cut spending, Republicans refuse to raise taxes on the rich - third party would come up with a compromise that reduces and cuts the out of control pork barrel spending whilst simultaneously raising taxes on the riches 10% of Americans, or (more favorably, even) instating a flat tax across the board whereby everyone gives 18% (or so) of their earning to the government.
If we were to realistically start a third party, where would you want it to stand on the issues?