This will be a very short diary since it is devoted to Republican Ideas. They really don't have any, or at least they don't have any new ones, and they don't work.
Their last big idea was to spend all of their efforts over the last four years to cause the American economy to fail by opposing, 100 per cent of the time, any initiative that President Obama proposed, even if the proposal was a Republican idea in the first place. Their goal was to make President Barack Obama a one term president. This effort, while it did prove that the congressional Republicans were disloyal to the office of the presidency, and by extension, disloyal to the American people, the American economy and personally to President Obama, appears now to be destined to fail.
Their last big idea was espoused by presiential candidate Ronald Reagan in 1980, and that was to cut taxes on the rich, and prosperity would trickle down to the masses. 32 years later, and after a full implementation of that strategy by President George W. Bush and the congress in 2001 and 2002, that strategy for America's economic salvation has also proven to be a failure. In the 32 years since 1980, this policy has generated huge deficits, huge national debt, and created a generation of Republican politicians who are in denial about the source of the debt and deficits, and at the same time are unwilling to step to the plate and take responsibility for their own mistakes.
The Republicans have become a one-note band who can only sing one song as the response and solution to any and all problems. Tax Cuts for the Rich will solve everything that ails whatever problem you or anyone else will think of.
Do you want to cut the deficit? Of course, cut taxes so you will collect less money and reduce the deficit.
Do you want to make more equity in the tax system, cut the middle class taxes by 1 per cent and the wealthy's taxes by 5 per cent?
Do you want to pay for a war you started? Of course, cut taxes and borrow and put the costs of executing that war "off budget" so it doesn't look like a "deficit".
In short, the only solution a Republican can offer to any problem is to cut taxes. To "incentivize" better behavior by cutting taxes, always weighted to fall more heavily on the middle and working classes, than the rich, so they can tinkle down some more prosperity.
The net effect of the Republican Big Idea of Cutting Taxes for the Rich is to shift the tax burden of being an American to the middle and working classes, while those who benefit the most from the privelege of being an American take less and less of the risk and costs of maintaining their citizenship.
The concept of shared sacrifice no longer exists among the Republican Party and its special interest driven agenda.
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