Whatever it takes, we the Republicans pledge to bring down the government before we will adopt or compromise on any of the President’s plans to help the economy in the next four years. The giveaways the President proposed in his State of the Union speech are preposterous!
We will not close tax loopholes that benefit the rich—in spite of the President’s offer to allow substantial cuts to Medicare. Our tax system allows us to hide as much money as we like offshore—it’s only good business. However, this habit of the President’s to preserve tax cuts for everybody but the rich has to stop. We will not budge on budget issues, regardless of the catastrophic economic consequences of allowing the “sequester” to proceed (the spending cuts due to take effect on March 1.)
We favor protecting the border, but no easy path to citizenship for illegal aliens! We will not stop threatening to shut down the government—we need that to get our way!
As for gun control, forget it—how would we ever win a primary in a red state? Help pass a cap-and-trade bill to curb global warming—is he kidding? There is no such thing as global warming; it’s a rumor started by left-wing scientists and atheists, the same crowd that thinks the world is round.
We will not spend money to ensure universal access to pre-school.
We can’t afford vocational training.
Create a tax credit for hiring the long-term unemployed? That will cost money, and they tend to vote for Democrats anyway. We certainly will not increase the minimum wage. Raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour will cost jobs—forget the 20 states that already pay more than that. It will boost the economy, says the President, but how can you afford to run a business? At that rate, half the country will be on the dole—just what Obama wants.
Did he say “equal pay for women”? What will he think of next?
Incredibly, the public debt has grown to 58.6 trillion “dimes.” How much is that in dollars? Makes no difference. “Dimes” sounds better—as in, we will help the rich to keep every dime they make!
ObamaCare? How sick is that! We will make every effort to end welfare in America—those programs, at least, that help the poor and middle class. We owe that to ourselves.
Before we do anything for anybody, we have to eliminate the national debt and fund the military. Then, maybe we can repair roads and bridges and think about pre-schooling the poor. First, we need austerity, not more of Obama’s stimulus nonsense. Just ask Greece and... well, better wait and see what happens in Europe.
I read recently, “To live and work in America, in order to enjoy the benefits, you must be prepared to pay your fare share of the costs.” The article was talking about taxes; the author, obviously, is a flaming liberal.
Jac Flanders is the author of “What I Learned On The Way Down” - eBook and paperback versions available from Amazon.com.