The purpose of this paper is to highlight the inner conflict within the Democratic Party, as well as develop a solution to that problem so that Democrats can make progress towards enacting the Build Back Better Act. Throughout the essay, I will be discussing the issues that are most important to Moderate Democrats, and which issues are most important to Progressive Democrats. The issues that I found to be most important to Moderates are national debt, the pandemic, and big business. The issues that I found to be most important to Progressives are matters of human infrastructure, which includes climate change, education, and research and development. Since Moderates and Progressives are prioritizing opposing issues, this proved to me to be the main problem dividing the Democratic Party. The solution that I will suggest in my conclusion is to appease Moderate Democrats by promoting a more budget-friendly version of BBB. This solution would not only help the Democratic Party avoid realignment, but it would prevent the party from imploding.
"The Impact of Conflicting Ideological Opinions on Policy Making,"
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