Aug 2, 2014
A New View, GOP
Even though the GOP seems poised to gain a Congressional majority in 2014, we haven’t seen the party depart much from the “we’re against Obama” platform. We’ve all heard you’ll be more successful going toward something you want than to be going away from what you don’t want. %nbsp;And we all know we want America...
We’ve all heard you’ll be more successful going toward something you want than to be going away from what you don’t want. %nbsp;And we all know we want America to go away from Obama and all he stands for.
So where’s the GOP vision for our future? Without “the enemy” where does the GOP stand?
What about tax, entitlement, healthcare, and spending reform? What will the GOP do about immigration reform? Will the party waste its majority like we did under Bush, or will we drive forward to a better outcome for all Americans than the disastrous last few years?
It’s (long past) time for a new view, GOP!
To maximize that victory, Republicans need to campaign on a pro-growth platform of specific reforms to get America booming again as under Reagan. %nbsp;But in designing those proposals, conservative and Republican candidates, think tanks, publications, and policy intellectuals need to think past what can possibly be compromised with President Obama, and take their case for populist, pro-growth reforms directly to the people.
Ferrara urges the GOP to craft serious pro-growth tax and reform proposals and to implement John Goodman’s Patient Power healthcare program that allows true private market forces to bring down costs.
These efforts would be a great start — and go a long way to combating the GOP “party of No” nickname.
C’mon, GOP. What about it? Listen to your fellow conservatives. Time for a new view!