Much like the physical embodiment of the statue of the bull on Wall St., capitalism is not a system which can be restrained. Capitalism, by its very nature, is unbridled capitalism. The differences of approach between the two major parties are differences of feigning an attempt at the restraint of the beast, and one of leading us to believe that an unchained bull is best for the common good.
The complacency of the democratic party towards the fetishized consumption, class competition, and imperialism induced by capitalism is a tell-tale sign that they are in no way attempting to constrain the damages done by the system; But rather that they are key players in the same circus. They know that this bull that defines our economic paradigm cannot be chained. That it must either be put down, or let free. The "party of resistance" unwilling to purge the system that benefits them so well, has taken this, and the public's awakening to it, as a chance to put up a smokescreen of perceived disgust at the symptoms of the disease, while attempting to put up the front that there is an attempt to tackle the beast. The neoliberal bent of the party continuously perpetuates this cycle; Boarding the back of an ever-expanding beast will not slow his charge. Instead centrist Democrats ride on its back is a ride to be enjoyed. Lubricated by the slimy oil pumping through its veins, the beast charges onward, undeterred. While discussing health care is nice, capitalism provides a road for health insurance companies to turn your well being into a drive energized by the profit motive. Cory Booker isn't trying to hold back the bull, he is enjoying every minute of the ride.
While neoliberalism has continued to perpetuate this cycle, doing nothing more than feigning a fight that would only prove detrimental to their own political comfort, this is in no way a pardon for the Republican party. The Republican wishes to convince you that in some way it is in your best interests to have an unshackled bull in our economic sand pit. But it must be stated that the current administration now seeks to do much more than that. Trump has installed Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of The Treasury, Scott Pruitt is the head of the EPA, and Rex Tillerson is the Secretary of State. This is no Laissez-Faire. These motions act to give a steroid shot to the bull, welcoming Wall St. bankers into the company leading the lawmakers slated to represent the interests of those being suppressed by the same financial institutions. It is in effect the equivalent to throwing a bright red towel over the bull's face, and yanking him around by the horns. (See picture above)
It is exponentially past time for us to recognize the damages being done by this system, and go to the root of the problems causing these crises. We can reverse the effects of climate change when our system doesn't require oil company CEO's making thousands of dollars per hour changing the molecular structure of the air we breath. We can address imperialism when our national economic system doesn't depend upon wars to perpetuate said oil consumption, and subsequently initiate more war for access to said oil, causing highly concentrated areas of wealth as compared to areas of extreme poverty where there would otherwise be plenty. It is high time we have politicians honest enough to dismount this beast for the benefit of society writ-large, and work with the growing number of awakened laymen to slay this monster in the name of truly having "a more perfect union".