Every so often I have to clarify that I'm not a member of any political party. I am pulling for the GOP to win this election for practical reasons only. I believe the system is too interventionist to allow big changes, so it's all proabaly a moot point, but I think one more major attempt has to be made to change the system now so it won't be such a major shock when the system collapses -- it will collapse if it's not changed.
There's a better chance that new Republicans will push through change than Democrats having a change of heart anytime soon. If anything, Democrats want to double down while interest rates are low, as if interest rates are our problem. The problem is our interventionist system which grows automatically with feifdoms galore protecting their turf. Government keepers has no idea how much is spent on defense. An audit would proabaly shock even experts in the Defense Department. No one knows how much fraud and abuse eats up dollars daily all throughout the entire welfare/warfare State.
Government is corrupt, and power players care only about expansion of power and control. Once limitations on power were removed, the State has used an interventionist government to expand power as much as it can get by with without causing widespread public backlash. Over decades Americans have been trained to accept gradual power expansion, with Obamacare and Dodd-Frank the last expansion efforts that Americans have mostly accepted. There's no huge, organized opposition anymore demanding the repeal of Obamacare, and no one even understands Dodd-Frank. Romney says he will repeal Obamacare, but he's already talking about keeping parts of it, so that even if Romney is elected the State will grow less in power, but there will be no rollbacks of power -- no departments eliminated, no major cuts in spending. The most fiscally responsible actors in government talk only about slowing increases in spending, not really cutting spending.
So, no, I'm not a Republican, Democrat or Libertarian party member. I believe that the political realm is too powerful. I believe in economic freedom and private sector power of free choice. I believe in a minimal government that protects our rights and defends our nation against foreign attack and settles disputes in courts. No, I don't belong to a party, and I'm beginning to think that our system of government is in its last days. There are too many structural problems which have grown over the years and now block economic growth sufficient enough and sustainable enough to create widespread prosperity and new wealth.
We need major change, and we need it now.