I have also been waiting a long time for the Republican Leadership to outline a plan. The reactions to it in the press are very curious. I am quite sure that they are slanting their coverage per usual. However, it seems that the American People are so disillusioned right now that this does not appear to have near the positive effect that the Newt Gingrich 1992 Republican Wave in Congress had. I am optimistic that once in office, and the public see parts of this being enacted, that they will change their perceptions
I think this document, as a whole, is an ambitious agenda and will keep our new congressmen busy well into the next session of the Congress. The six main points and their detailed aims certainly express what we as Republicans stand for.I urge those of you who have contacts outside of Douglas County to send this notice along to them or better yet give them our website address www.douglagop.org.
Republicans in Congress have been unfairly attacked for having no plan, when in reality Republicans had plans for healthcare reform, unemployment, and controlling the deficit all along. But, because of their minority status the Democrats never allowed these plans to be debated.This plan is a good start - it hits some high points and starts to move things back in the right direction. Does it do everything that needs to be done? No. Does it have some things that are off base? Of course. But, it's more aligned with Republican principles than any plan that the Republicans have proposed in many years. I'm looking forward to seeing the Republicans gain enough seats in November to start getting this work done.
It is my opinion that the Republican Party needs to take action to support the grass roots members who are making a statement. The following candidates are not only hurting the Republican Party, but the leadership in supporting them is doing major harm to the Party. Charlie Crist, Lisa Murkowski, Chapel, etc. You ran in the primary, you lost, get behind who we the people elected to represent us.In Nevada I have seen Danny Tarkanian supporting Sharron Angle, where is Sue Lowden. Before the primary all three of these candidates pledged to support who ever won. I am sure Angle would have, she is a very ethical politician, Tarkanian has proved his metal, Where is Lowden?
Today, noted economists Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, Allan H. Meltzer, George P. Shultz, and John B. Taylor issued the following statement of support for the Republicans’ “Pledge to America”:“The ‘Pledge to America’ is a big initial step to a sounder, wiser course for fiscal and regulatory policy, including the proposals to stop the tax increases scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2011, to roll back spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, and to require congressional approval of any new federal regulation that has an economically significant cost.“The Pledge is a refreshing dose of budgetary sanity and a restoration of proven economic principles and common sense.”Mr. Boskin, a professor of economics at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, chaired the Council of Economic Advisers under President George H.W. Bush.Mr. Cogan, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, was Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan.Mr. Meltzer is a professor of political economy at Carnegie Mellon University.Mr. Shultz, a former Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Treasury and Secretary of State, is a fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.Mr. Taylor, an economics professor at Stanford and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, was Undersecretary of Treasury under President George W. Bush.