It’s tough to be a Moderate. You see both parties locked into a rigid ideology rather than trying to solve problems. Each side claims it is right and the other side is wrong. On many issues both sides are wrong. Job creation is a perfect example. The official unemployment figures mask the problem. The only reason it is so low is because many have given up looking. A lot of the jobs that are being created pay very low wages.
Many Democrats have an anti-business bias. Remember the famous Obama quote “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” when he said business success is due to government spending on infrastructure. Their solution is to increase taxes and regulations on businesses. Like it or not, jobs are created by businesses. Their approach will cost jobs, not add them.
Republicans are just as short-sighed. They want to slash taxes and regulations. Donald Trump’s proposed tax cuts are said to cost $10 trillion over 10 years. Many businesses have plenty of cash (Apple has over $60 billion). They hang on to it because they don’t see attractive opportunities to expand. I’m all in favor of eliminating unnecessary regulations but many are needed. We saw in 2008 that deregulating financial institutions was a bad idea.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are among the oldest people to run for President. Unfortunately, many of their ideas are even older.