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This Dem gets it: ‘We can’t just be about redistribution of wealth’

“We’ve got to be the party of creation of wealth”

(National SentinelPolitical Strategies: The Democratic Party wins much of its support nationwide by playing on petty human emotions and jealousies. Touting victimization based on everything from race to ethnicity to sexual preference, if something bad has ever happened to you, the Democrats want you to be able to blame someone else for it.

But the party has also been big on taking OPM — other people’s money — and giving it away to those who have not earned it and don’t deserve it while calling such giveaways “entitlements.”

At least one elected Democrat says his party can’t just be about that, the Free Beacon reported:

Rep. Tim Ryan (D., Ohio) said Thursday that the Democratic Party is headed in the right direction after its November loss, but can no longer only be the “party of redistribution of wealth.”

MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Willie Geist asked Ryan if he felt the Democratic Party learned its lesson from the 2016 presidential election loss after seeing blue states go red.

Ryan said he believes Democrats are “taking steps in the right direction,” and what they need to do is focus on the American job market and economy right now.

“We have to say, look, we’re the party to be able to handle the economy in the 21st century,” Ryan said. “We have the convergence of so many different elements happening right now—globalization, automation, artificial intelligence, all of these different other opportunities within the economy right now.”

Ryan added, however, that neither political party has tapped into that potential for economic growth. He hopes his party can make that move going forward.

“What I want the Democratic Party to be is to be a party that can set an agenda to try to deal with those issues that will drive up wages, help people to be able to afford college and health care and all the rest,” Ryan said.

The congressman also noted his party was too hostile to business, which is also hurting its chances of resurgence. And like conservatives, he also wants to simplify the tax code and reduce the corporate tax rate.

“We can’t just be the party of redistribution of wealth,” Ryan said. “We’ve got to be the party of creation of wealth.”

See the interview here:

 

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