Saturday, June 30, 2012

No More Compromise With Socialists

There are some in the Republican Party who assert that the GOP has moved too far to the right as a result of the Tea Party Movement.   As a Conservative, I would argue that the Republican Party, since the establishment of the income tax under the Wilson Presidency, has been complicit in 100 years of Socialist Creep that is bankrupting our country.   Republicans have been all too eager to "reach across the aisle" to establish unsustainable entitlements because it was their ticket to reelection.   Those Republicans should be challenged in primaries and sent into retirement. 

Today, when Conservatives say no more compromise with Democrats, who are really Socialists in the European tradition, it is because compromise has led to a $16 Trillion National Debt with no end in sight.  Bringing an end to deficit spending and paying off our National Debt are always tomorrow's goal that is never achieved.  Further, it is not that all levels of government don't tax too much.  It is that all levels of government spend too much.  The waste and redundancy that exist in all levels of government are legend and well documented. 

Yet, nothing is ever done to stop it because politicians of both parties use spending to win elections.  Bringing home the bacon is bankrupting our country.  Giving politicians even more of our hard earned money is counter productive.  In all cases, we will spend our money more wisely when making free market decisions than politicians funding more government Solyndras with our hard earned money. 

About 40% of our Gross Domestic Product is spent to support local, state and federal government, crowding out the private sector needed to restore economic growth and create real long term jobs.  Of that amount, under President Obama, federal spending has grown to 25% of GDP, the highest level since World War II.  We need to get federal spending back down to the more traditional level of 18% of GDP, by eliminating redundant programs, agencies, departments and 500,000 federal civilian employees out of the current 2.65 million, through normal attrition, not lay off's.  Further, we must bring total compensation, benefits and pensions for government workers in line with what is common in the private sector, rather than continuing to pay 40% more than what is common in the private sector.  

Conservative Republicans believe there is a place for limited government, as originally intended by our Founding Fathers, particularly as it relates to national defense.  It is the over reach of government, as in ObamaCare, into every aspect of daily life that we oppose because it is a threat to our freedom and well being.  As such, more compromise with Socialists, that further expands the role of government, is not an option.  To get our country back on track, we need to roll back 100 years of Socialist creep.  That does not mean that we support dirty air and water, starving poor children, or throwing granny over a cliff as maliciously asserted by Socialists.   What we do support is rational entitlement, tax, regulations, environmental reform and energy policy to make the United States energy independent.   There is nothing radical about these concepts that are just old fashioned common sense. 

Conservatives support liberty, faith, family, common decency and country.  We believe in free market capitalism because it has produced more wealth for more people than any other system in human history.  For that very same reason, we reject Obama's Socialism that has only led to misery, poverty, a lower standard of living and in some cases even murder where ever and when ever it has been tried in the world.  Conservatives strive to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  As such, there can be no further compromise that threatens these ideals.  We have finally drawn a line in the sand that can no longer be crossed. 

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