What Does It Mean to Be a Democrat?

What does it mean to be a Democrat let alone a progressive one these days? The question was prompted by my recent op-ed in MinnPost where in response to an argument against the State of Minnesota granting the NFL tax exemptions to host the Super Bowl, one reader wrote that he supported public funding for the stadium along with the tax breaks, and that he was a Democrat and a “fairly far to the left one too.”

Since when does a progressive Democrat support tax subsidies and breaks for billionaires and hugely profitable private companies that generate few jobs for working people and provide entertainment (in person) that only a few can afford? I thought that was what the Republican Party did? With Democrats like this, who needs Republicans.

SOURCE: David Schultz http://schultzstake.blogspot.com/

 

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