The Republican plan AFTER the elections

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  1. Mensch1351

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    First of all -- I'm a bit furious at the media for even "hinting" that this election is over. "Polling polling polling keep spin doctor's rolling -- RAWhide!!" Anyone with no landline and just a cell phone CAN'T be polled. If you check out CNN's polls link, some of these polls are based on less than 500 voters! Any voter who thinks this election is a foregone conclusion needs to simply "show up" and then we'll see. The Ghost of Harry Truman may be watching over this election!

    THAT said ---- IF the Republicans DO get control of the House (I think it's a stretch for the Senate) --- they're going to what? A) Repeal Obama's health care B) Repeal the Wall Street regulations C) Vote to extend the Bush Tax Cuts for "all" ----------- after driving us backwards that far -- then what? Any ideas???
     
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    whats wrong with Bush Tax Cuts for all?
    driving us backwards? I will love to go backwards life was good in the 80's and 90's
     
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    I guess the sea of red ink it left is irrelevant?
     
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    hell as much as the media is in love with Nobamma it surely must be true, their probably pulling out their hair having to say it.
    I'll show up alright.

    repeal, rufund and and streamline all the fat in the system.
     
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    and I know the first fatty that needs to go
     
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    If it comes to pass the party of No will wield little power so be prepared for more gridlock.
     
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    Repeal of healthcare reform won't happen as long as Obama is President.
     
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    We're already heavily in debt and keeping the Bush tax cuts will just push us even deeper into debt. According to some experts, if we don't repeal the Bush tax cuts, we won't have enough money for anything other than, social security, medicare/medicaid and the military by 2020. I imagine that past 2025, we won't even have money for all three of those things.

    Unless we have some serious cuts to social security, the military, and medicare/medicaid and raise taxes on top of that, the US will never get out of the debt hole it's currently in.
     
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    I completely agree. Let's start with the military, which is one of the more costly spending areas we have. Of coure, the GOP would never touch military spending.
     
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    You're talking to the wall. They never accept the facts. So what if Saddam had no WMD's like we said. So what tax cuts increased the deficit. So what if de-regulation lead to the financial meltdown. We need more of the same.
    Let’s have more tax cuts, unlinked to any specific spending cuts and while we’re still fighting two wars — because that worked so well during the Bush years to make our economy strong and our deficit small. Let’s immediately cut government spending, instead of phasing cuts in gradually, while we’re still mired in a recession — because that worked so well in the Great Depression. Let’s roll back financial regulation — because we’ve learned from experience that Wall Street can police itself and average Americans will never have to bail it out.

    Can’t Keep a Bad Idea Down

     
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    Exactly. Dick Cheney summed it up nicely by saying "deficits don't matter". Apparently they only matter when the other party has the White House.
     
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    I remember 10 years ago the budget was balanced and we were supposed to have surpluses for years to come. Then the tax cuts, 2 wars, and a prescription plan with no money to back it. That was all under Bush. He had ten years to screw it up and you expect it to be solved in 20 months. Sure.
     
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    I'm GLAD to know someone remembers all the crap we were told when the Republicans whipped out the MasterCharge and charged everything they wanted (war, tax cuts, Medicare Part D. etc) thanks to the Republican rubber stamp Congress and told us it didn't matter. Now all of a sudden it matters in the most urgent of ways. They know Americans get amnesia in 6 months or even less and are hard pressed to recall the voodoo economic lesson over and over again.
     
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    Exactly. I'm shocked that some Americans have forgotten what the GOP did. Say what you want about the new Tea Party people, but the majority of the current GOP members voted for all the deficit unducing Bush bills, know they are all of the sudden fiscally conservative? Ridiculous.
     
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    Their plan will be

    1) to prevent the Obama administration from passing anything of substance for the rest of his term, including budget bills needed to keep the government running.

    2) begin congressional investigations into anything that they can pretend is a potential scandal, not so much with the intention of actually penalizing anyone, but just to keep Democrats distracted and off-message. Wait, I forgot that Democrats don't have much of a message. Just distracted then.

    3) use their increased lobbying clout to make this election a stepping stone to the next one, when the bigger prize will be available.


    In terms of getting anything done, a GOP House would be bad for Obama, but it could be good news for his re-election. Up until now, Obama hasn't had many excuses for not getting more done, since Democrats control both houses and the presidency. But with a Republican House available as the bad guy, he might have a more solid campaign narrative the same way Clinton did in 1996.
     
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    Bob, I fully agree. Now that it appears that the GOP actually has to do something, Obama should benefit as they cannot just obtruct everything for a change.
     
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    they will cut short unemployment, slash government spending and jobs, end the Bush estate tax, and buildup for war with Iran, by upping military spending drastically. Oh and civil rights? yeah, kiss them good bye. And you know damn well Im not trying to encourage people to vote out of fear. The GOP has it, and America is going to get the country it deserves, and has deserved for decades. By 2012, things are going to be so bad, and so heated and polarized, that no matter who wins, there will be rioting.

    They will talk of the need to reform, the need to cut spending, but they'll never even consider taking all our Fed printed money from the banks and giving it to small businesses for -.45% interest.

    And the banksters are going to sip champagne from fine whores' legs and snort cocaine form their tits with 100 dollar bills every night.

    Pfft. as if the right wing ever had any reason in them.

    Prepare for nightmare in America.
     
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    I don't think that they realize that they can't repeal anything unless they have veto-override majorities in both houses!
     
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    Oh they know that, no doubt. It's just that their idiot voter base has no clue how government operates, and that's good enough for the Republican leadership. In fact, that's just the way they want it. They'll just keep blaming everything on the Obama and the "Libs" while continuing their agenda to transfer power, assets, and control from the government and the people to their corporate overlords.

    And who was in charge through the 90's?

    And who was in charge in the 00's when the Bush tax cuts were enacted and everything went to shit?

    :rolleyes:
     
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    They have always preached that mantra of cutting spending but once in power they can never find the will to do it since it would be political suicide and they desire political power above all else. So the red ink will continue to flow. By the time the Lilliputians have figured it out Gulliver will have stashed all the cash in secret bank accounts around the world. Untouchable to the US government.

    Yep blame the 'Libs' as a political strategy then once in power resume the same economic policies that will cause long term damage to the country and the planet while making the rich even more rich. And with the Supreme Court in their pocket there will be no redress. And with the 'liberal media' largely absent from their role of proving accurate information to the public on the cost/benefit of those polices they have carte blanche to do it all.
     
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