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Liberal policies are not fair

Liberal politicians claim they are trying to better society. However, some of their policies, even the ones in which they want to various form of assistance or that they say are targeting imbalances in the economy, are not really fair for all Americans. While many wealthier households will of course say they are not fair, liberal policies are not even fair for all lower to moderate income households. How is that you may ask? Well here are some examples.

Many of the liberal policies call for subsidized or even free day care. Now a large percentage of Americans may go yes! But what about the approximately ~70% of adult American households without children in their home? Now of course that includes seniors, young adults, etc. who may have had their children move out or younger families who did not have kids yet. But there are also about 30% of households in the US that never have children, regardless of age. How do those 30% benefit from subsidized day care? That liberal policy of subsidized daycare is completely unfair to them – as they would be paying significantly higher taxes for something that get zero benefit from.

Another common liberal proposal is free college education. However, there is always a percentage of students who do not want to go to college. Maybe they want hands on type jobs, such as a plumber or carpenter. Or they want to be gardeners or any other countless type of more hands on type jobs. Or maybe they feel a college degree or environment is not the best fir for them.

Those students/youth would not benefit from free college, and thus free college is unfair to them as they will too face higher taxes to pay for others. Granted maybe a liberal will say they will pay for a trade school, but those may be months or a year long program that is no where near the costs of a college education cost. These individuals (hands on careers, etc.) would also in effect be subsidizing the liberal free college policies, and it is unfair to them.

Longer parental leave and/or leave for fathers is another unfair liberal policy. The concept is similar for ~30% parents that do not have children. The families that decide to not have children, or maybe can’t, are not given all that time off, and not only that, often have to cover for the many months of missed work from their co-workers who are on leave. Those families without kids will also need to pay higher taxes.

There are also other Liberal policies that are unfair to many Americans, including lower income ones or the middle class. Everything from additional taxes on capital gains or equity trades for even moderate income investors who in effect “risk” their own funds to save/invest for their future to some of the tax increases for small entrepreneurs. While some policies’ may be not as clear and/or arguable as to whether they are fair or not, the list of Liberal policies what some people can say unfair is extensive as they in effect punish people who do not live their life in a certain fashion.

Now we are fully aware that there are many conservative policies that are unfair as well. Such as carried interest tax rates for large investors that allows them to pay a ridiculously low tax rate on their earnings. There are tax breaks for offshoring in which companies can move their headquarters overseas for a low tax rate. Many corporate tax rates as well as credits/deductions are unfair, such as how companies such as Amazon can get away with paying zero dollars in taxes for multiple years or corporations pay lower tax rates that individual Americans.

The point being that yes, conservative policies are not fair to many Americans. We agree. But also if you think about some of the Liberal policies, those too are unfair to millions of Americans, including many low to moderate income households. in other words, Liberal policies do not always address “fairness” for all lower income families. What are your thoughts?


Jon McNamara is the CEO of needhelppayingbills.com, a company that he started in 2008 and that specializes in helping low income families as well as those who are in a financial hardship. He also found NHPB LLC, a company committed to helping the less fortunate. Jon and his team also provide free financial advice to help people learn about as well as manage their money. Every piece of content on this website has been reviewed by him before publishing and many of the articles he has personally written. Jon is the leading author for needhelppayingbils.

One thought on “Liberal policies are not fair

  • March 25, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Couple questions.
    What percentage of their taxes actually go toward these liberal policies?
    Where are these on the job training? My husband is in the construction trade and these opportunities are quickly disappearing. A lot of companies want certification and you have to test for licensing.
    Do we not all benefit from college graduates? In areas of social work, medical, educational, etc.
    Even is someone doesn’t want to go to college, we still need folks that do, right?
    Someone has to be able to qualify and perform the jobs that benefit the entire community.
    I would rather pay super high taxes like the liberals want to ensure that we have educated people in charge of those jobs then have no one at all.
    It seems selfish to not want to contribute to a better world.
    I don’t know. I just see a bigger picture.
    I am interested in the numbers in regard to exactly how significantly higher the taxes are. If you don’t mind sharing the data and resources that you used to support this post.


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