This is a sort of carry over from the solar thread. It occurs to me that which party I have identified with has changed over the years, based on what ever issue(s) I found most important at that time. I have been self identified over time as a member of both major parties and a couple of minor parties. It really was issue based.
Originally Posted by subroc
While some people remain primarily based in a single issue, other people have their primary issues change in importance over time. While the parties now are more polarized then at anytime in my lifetime, they are by no means more polarized than at other times in history. My guess is that this polarization will change given time.
Circling back to my very first sentence. I believe that renewable energy is important in ways that go far beyond the normal arguments. In my opinion, this goes to foreign relations, national security, economic security, environmental security, and more. In the end, I think this will become the singular most important issue we will have to deal with. How we approach these issues, I believe, will reshuffle the deck.
Here is the question of the day, does anyone think that wealthy people should pay a lower percentage of their income to taxes than middle class people? Don't argue tax brackets, just a simple question. Do you think someone earning 46 million dollars should pay a lower percentage of their income than say someone earning sixty thousand?