On Monday, Democrats unveiled a new agenda, “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future,” that they hope will help them reclaim a majority in Congress. The plan includes emphasizing better-paying jobs, lowering health-care costs, and cracking down on big business. So this week, we asked Politics & Policy Daily readers what their slogan would be if they were drafting a new plan to appeal to Americans. Here’s what they said.
Americans on both sides of the aisle are “tired of politicians helping their millionaire and billionaire buddies get richer,” writes Adam H. from California, so perhaps the best slogan would be “Working for the Working Class”—something Adam says reflects what all Americans want: “someone who is on their side fighting for them.”
In crafting her slogan, Ita Sanders said she’d focus on something containing an “action phrase”:
The “Better Deal” slogan does not inspire positive movement. Look at what came before: Obama: “Yes we can.” Trump: “Make America Great Again.” The Democrats’ new slogan needs to be an actual call to positive action. Hillary's “Stronger Together” was descriptive—not actually pro-active.
Maggie Mahar from New York would offer “A Better Future for All Americans: Looking Forward, Not Back.” When President Trump promises to make America great again, she writes, “he seems to be looking back to the ’50s. But for more than half of all Americans (women, minorities, seniors) the ’50s was not a ‘great’ decade.”