OK, So I have thought a long time about bringing this up–and did a thread search in the GD forum back two years for “money” and have not seen this general question…
At the heart of all of the US Domestic and Foreign Policies, isn’t all about money?
Despite all of the Death Act From Camille emotional theatrics by the politicians to whip up their constituents, in the end someone is to gain financially from their position.
Am I stating the obvious?
[Because I HATE Masters of the Obvious]
“Strategic Interests” = American companies have business there = Money
Gay Marriage = Higher Claims for Health Insurance = Money
Anti-abortion = More Christians to tithe to churches = Money
Illegal Immigration = more low wage workers for Agriculture and Service Industries = Money
UHIC = More subscribers to Health Insurance = Money
UHC [GOVT] = 18% of the economy goes away = Money
Education = Student Loans & Grants = Money
So, all you smart Dopers, tell me that I am not just a cranky old cynic, but find a Debate on Domestic or Foreign Policy and tell me that at least one side is NOT all about the money and that there is some altruistic motive (or alternately, some general morality) on both sides of the issue. Because I cannot find a single significant issue where this would apply.
[Mods: If there is a previous thread, just point me to it and we can shut this down]
<putting on asbestos suit>