What about Obamacare? I own businesses with over a hundred employees. Obamacare has increased the overhead costs for health coverage significantly in my company. It has reduced the number of people (including African Americans) that I can afford to hire – and taken away more opportunities from blacks than it has provided. I feel that I have a legitimate grievance about the excess costs imposed on my business, and my company’s employees.
But even more fundamentally, what are we really arguing about? How much of a difference politicians of either party actually make in the everyday lives of most people? What is the most impactful factor in our lives – who we elect as President, or the choices we make every day? I would argue that the freedom to change one’s life is far more valuable than any benefit the government can possibly provide (usually at the expense of freedom).