The next RNC Chairman should...

Fiscal conservatism, Limited govt, Constitutional rights

1. Fiscal Conservatism & Accountability
2. Limited Government
3. Constitutional & Individual Rights Guardianship
4. Foregin Policy realism

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    KurtosisKurtosis shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • silentboomsilentboom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is the fraudulent monetary system that has corrupted and distorted nearly all things in this country. The ability to print money has enabled our government to grow without bounds while splashing welfare and warfare in all directions. There is no longer any restraint on government actions or size, there is no incentives for people to save money. We need honest money based free markets again.

      • RadicalRadical commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We already have two parties founded on Constitutionalism and Limited Government and they are called the Consitution and Libertarian parties. Oh dear god. All you will do is divide the ticket between the libertarians of all three parties and lose the next presidential election, again. What you should focus on instead is finding a means to effectively bring in people who might disagree you.

      • tadair919tadair919 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is a good idea because the bottom line is that roughly 46% of the people always vote republican and roughly 46% of the people always vote democrat. if we are going to win that 8% of unknown voters, we have to go back to the base. fiscal conservatism, limited government, and constitutional legislation. neoconservatism failed.

      • stormcommanderstormcommander commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We may be the minority, but if we start taking the correct stance we will also start appealing to the voters that we have lost.

      • stukistuki commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Kurtosis - The rich and super rich to which wealth has shifted are overwhelmingly in the financial industry. It's an inevitable consequence of credit expansion / inflation, since financial institutions is where this new money is created. A dollar convertible to specie (gold) at a fixed rate would make for a generally deflationary environment, and hence prevent and reverse this trend.

      • tadair919tadair919 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        mccain had the opportunity to stand up against the bailouts, but didn't. where's the integrity? how are we supposed to get excited about somebody who is so liberal on the really important matters? it was a mistake that we did not to denounce bush and cheney for ruining the image of the party. bush and cheney are not republicans.

      • rrconserverrconserve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I see alot of good insight on this site and good questions. cutting taxes is always effective. Take a look at the stock market at 1970 - 300-700 then 2008 8000-14000. the standard of living in this country is quite different of 1970,s unemployement 12%. The poloices of obama will result in the same effect. We need conservatives with a set """ to control spending and government.

      • KurtosisKurtosis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ...cont: This kind of wealth distribution trend has caused social instability and revolutions in the past, and was one of the primary causes of both the French revolution and the rise of Marxism & Communism in Europe. It would be wise and prudent for the GoP to identify the root cause of this in America and fix it, even if that means moderating or modifying its free-market idealogy.

      • KurtosisKurtosis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        True. Economic data shows a massive shift in wealth the past 30yrs from poor and middle class to the rich and super rich. CNBC had a special report this weekend on the 'Rise of the Super Rich', and made the observation that the richest 1% of America now control 90% of the nation's wealth. Astounding. cont...

      • bouyon33bouyon33 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think it's important to get across that people are breaking from the republican party because they are picking up the bad habits of the democrats. It also seems like the idea of trickle down economics is still the motto of the GoP. That is a big turn off to the middle class because it only seems to trickle into bonuses for the rich, as the current Wall Street fiasco has clearly shown us.

      • KurtosisKurtosis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        fricker: funding massive tax cuts with equally massive deficit spending may or may not create growth in the short term (depending on a variety of factors). But what it guarantees is that the US Govt will have to pay a larger portion of the yearly budget on debt interest payments, decreasing government spending elsewhere (and the resulting stimulus effects). The effect on growth is net neutral.

      • LancevwLancevw commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @MBF
        If you cut taxes you also have to cut wasteful spending and stop inflation. That is something that Bush did not do during his eight years, though they were the ideas that got him elected in 2000. You can't just print money out of thin air and not expect a bad outcome.

      • JonathanUJonathanU commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Fiscal conservatism is not just cutting taxes. It is also trimming unnecessary expenditures from federal programs and fixing broken programs and making them more efficient. We got to be willing to look cost effectiveness at all levels: social programs, subsidies, health care, and the military. There is waste at all levels. Also, no more no-bid contracts.

      • MBFMBF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Fricker: "Cutting Taxes during war or any other times CREATES GROWTH. " Dow 3600!!! Seriously, 7 years of the Bush tax cuts has resulted in the U6 unemployment measure (the broad one) going fro 7% to nearly 12%. Name one measure in current reality where your statement makes sense.

        Let's go back to 91% tax bracket (1963), but on $5M - help rich people enter kingdom of heaven! For Jesus!

      • frickerfricker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why not? They have proven themselves to be the OTHER socialist white meat!
        The Repugnicants have lurched LEFT violently since their arrogance of 1994 (thinking it was their genius and not the American People who got them there) and firing Newt cuz Time magazine didn't like him!
        NOW WE LOST EVERYTHING. Legislative, Executive and Judicial (which has been lost since Roosevelt).
        Move RIGHT repugs!

      • Ohio29Ohio29 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Well we can start by making our current Republicans vote no on bailout bills.... theres already pressure on them from Dems to pass another bailout for the auto industry...

      • frickerfricker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        your post is perfect except ONE thing: Cutting Taxes during war or any other times CREATES GROWTH.
        That is why we need a consumption tax ONLY. Abolish the IRS and use sales taxes or whatever.
        Or, let's print our own money, instead of the 12 non government/ non AMERICAN banks doing it!

      • CrawDaddyCrawDaddy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        MBF is 1000% correct. It IS too late. Nothing is going to change, there is too much pride and too little courage in the GOP to admit fault, and nothing is going to happen until that occurs (which will be never). The people rejected Fascism this election in favor of Socialism and the GOP made it very clear it had no interest in supporting constitutionalism. After all, that's just kooky! Right?

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