Sunday, September 9, 2012

Building A Repubican Majority - Common Sense Ideas

The United States is a center right country.   Socialist President Obama won in 2008 both because of the financial collapse and because John McCain was a lousy candidate.   In 2012, since Obama's Socialist record is well known and the President has failed miserably, if Obama wins reelection is will be the result of divisive interest group politics.   Obama is attempting to put together single interest voters related to abortion rights, gay rights, immigration, environmental issues, entitlements, ObamaCare, education, public employee unions and tax reform.  And, in doing so, the Socialist Party has moved so far to the left that it is no longer the Democrat Party.  

The Republican Party can become the majority party for the next 50 years, or longer, by simply dealing with some key issues as follows:

1.  Abortion - Allow abortions in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother's life is really in danger.   Impose a ban on partial birth, or late term abortions.   Impose common sense restrictions on abortions for minors, including requirement of parental approval and a waiting period after viewing sonograms.   No taxpayer monies to implement abortions.   These changes would not outlaw abortion; but it would make them much rarer.
2. Gay Rights - Oppose Gay "Marriage"; but allow for Civil Unions that have the same effect.   Argue use of the terminology, not the right to enter into a contract, under the Civil Union premise.
3.  Immigration - Secure the border once and for all.  Stop talking about deporting 12 million illegal aliens.  That is not going to happen.   Propose a path to legal status, not citizenship, for those illegally in the United States.  Create a guest worker program to allow for legal immigration into the United States from Mexico.
4.  Environment -  The Environmental Protection Agency came into being when Nixon was President.   Propose changing it to the Environmental Solutions Agency committed to safer, cleaner, cheaper energy.   Make it the Can Do Agency, rather than the Can Don't Agency.
5.  Entitlements -  No changes to Social Security and Medicare for those over 55 years old.   Reform entitlements to provide more choices for those under 55 years old.   Raise the retirement age for full benefits for younger people to reflect longer life.  Social Security should be a combination of both government and a privatized program.  Expand 401K Programs to allow Americans to save and invest more tax free.  The Medicare Advantage HMO Program for those under 55 should be the standard program, with no additional cost, for Middle and Lower Income Americans.  The wealthy should have to pay part of the premium.  Senior Citizens that want a PPO Program should pay for at least 50% of the cost.    
6. ObamaCare - Should be repealed.  In its place should be the ability for everyone to buy medical insurance with a tax deduction across state lines.   Provide some level of subsidy for the poor and Middle Class.   Require insurance companies to provide policies to people with Pre Existing Conditions with some level of government liability pool in place.   Allow parents to buy insurance for their kids living home until age of 26.
7.  Education - Support great teachers with merit pay.  Oppose teacher unions that are destroying public schools.   Reform public education to do away with tenure so bad teachers can be fired.   Support School Vouchers for lower income parents and kids in failing schools to allow them to escape to Private Schools. 
8.  Public Employee Unions - Oppose collective bargaining for public employees.   Provide public employees the same pay for like jobs as is common in the private sector; no more, no less.
9.  Tax Reform -  Lowering Personal Income Tax Rates for all by eliminating deductions for the rich makes sense.   Lowering the Corporate Income Tax Rate from the current 35% to perhaps 20% would result in more jobs in the United States. 

If the Republican Party adopted these policies, the Republican Party would be the majority party for the next 50 years or longer.   And, while the radicals on the left on every side of these issues would continue to vote for Socialists,  we would see 60% or higher majorities voting for Republicans.   The positions described above represent Common Sense Conservative thinking that would resonate with the American people.   This is where we need to be to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.  

P.S.  To donate to Mitt Romney's campaign to make Obama a one term President, just go to and click on Donate.   Once on the page look for the line that says, I know my Referrers Information, click on that box and type in 8544, the National Freedom Forum Referral Number to make our voices heard.   Give as much as you can to take back our country.  

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