One of the craziest things about this political system we have is how bassackwards it has become. From the time I was a little girl, my dad educated my brother and I concerning the REAL Democratic Party and the REAL Republican Party. He explained it like this:
The Democrats bill themselves as the “FRIENDS” of the poor, creating programs and policies that provide for their care. In the process, they simply enable these one-time slaves to simply change owners and enslave themselves to the government.
The Republicans, billed as friends of the Rich, are in fact, the friends of the poor, offering temporary help programs to get individuals and families through hard times, but help them find a better way, one NOT dependent on the government or anyone else.