Left wing pros and cons

What are the advantages and disadvantages to having a left wing government in place?

Asked on July 19, 2017 in Politics.
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Position is hijacked by PC thugs. While nobody will argue there is no inequality in society a lot of people are turned away from the left based on their extremely vocal extremely irrational advocates of political correctness. Stifling intellectual discourse only hurts your cause and turns more people towards leaders like Trump.

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Wasteful. The left are too quick to start programs or funding that may or may not be successful. Tax payers expect their money to be used wisely and for the services that benefit them.

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Redistribution of wealth. Society functions best when people who are worse off still have access to their basic needs such as food, water, shelter and education. The left wing ideology is to take small amounts of wealth from the wealthy and use it to better society for the poorer which in turn benefits everyone.

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Benefits majority. In a left wing society all people benefit from the policies. The right believe in a trickle down effect where by the wealthy are taken care of and in turn the classes below benefit from their spending etc. However, the wealthy are more dependant on the poor than the poor on the wealthy and that is why the left hold the belief of a tickle up effect where the poor having more wealth to use benefits employers and business owners.

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Not militarily aggressive. Military aggression has never been a facet of the left. Diplomatic and economic avenues are always the first option among the left governments and also the position of its electorates.

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Proponents of social justice. The left wing ideology supports equality in society. It believes all people regardless of race, gender or any other divisive trait should have equal opportunity as any other group. The left wing stands against discrimination, harassment and oppression.

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Social justice policies hinder progress. While there are reasonable social justice policies a lot of the ideas being put forward are being detrimental to society. If people live in fear of accusations of harassment, racism or offending people we cannot communicate or act effectively and society itself becomes more conservative.

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Poor administration. Most of your left wing politicians do not have backgrounds in business which when enacting polices in the economic field they are less likely to succeed. Even if the ideas are sound the implementation often fails due to oversights and unexpected results.

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Policies benefit the economy. Despite what the right wing will tell you, the evidence and data from history shows that policies enacted under left wing government create stronger economies than policies enacted under right wing governments. The main reason being the progressive nature of leftist policies creating new opportunity and distributing government resources.

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