Matt Towery

Yes, some wouldn't like it, but limiting terms would tell the public that the day of the professional politician is over in Washington.

Second, move beyond the rhetoric and actually push to pass the elimination of the IRS, and for the implementation of the Fair Tax. Republicans squandered years when they controlled Congress and the White House. By allowing the current tax system to remain in place they kept alive a system that Democrats are now using to implement policies that might appeal to many Americans today but that won't once they are implemented and the people find that the small business they work for is laying off employees; or, in the case of corporations that do significant business overseas, moving altogether because of the new "double taxation" rules being proposed by the Democrats.

Third, make a list of federal agencies and departments that can either be consolidated or eliminated. George W. Bush campaigned on a promise to eliminate the Department of Education. Instead it doubled in size during his eight years. Trust me, in short order Americans will be wanting less government in their lives. This time, don't just talk about it. Do it.

Finally, like John Kennedy's goal of landing men on the moon, create a 10-year goal of restoring America's manufacturing strength to that of the days of JFK. Provide a list of laws to be eliminated, incentives to be provided and a definitive means of measuring progress. We will forever be beholden to countries such as China to provide capital for our treasury if they continue to grow a manufacturing-strong economy while we become a nation where basically everyone trades dollar bills for providing services to one another.

I recognize that this appears to be a simplistic set of proposals. They are, and for a reason. Simple bold concepts work. When people want change, and inevitably they do, they don't want halfway, watered-down reform. They vote for bold proposals and real change implemented as swiftly as possible.

If you don't believe me, just look at the last election. Many laughed at the Obama campaign's promise of "real change." They aren't laughing now. He meant it.

There may be a call for "real change" in another direction down the road. This time the GOP better be willing to offer and implement it.


Matt Towery

Matt Towery is a former National Republican legislator of the year and author of Powerchicks: How Women Will Dominate America.
 
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