Big donors to the Democratic Party care more about social issues like abortion than about equal opportunity for all Americans. This is why Democrats give low-income people just enough help to keep their votes, but not enough to lift them out of poverty. This is why Democrats care more about their rating with the Planned Parenthood Action League than about job creation. Would the Buddha be more approving of a society where people can make a living for their children or instead where they can abort their children at taxpayer expense?
LBJ said Democrats should give black people just enough help to keep their votes, but not enough to make a difference. Is it just a coincidence that Planned Parenthood aborts minority children at a disproportionate rate compared to the general population? What would the Buddha say to those on the left who insist that all members of historically disadvantaged groups vote for the same party?