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Is the GOP Headed for the Boneyard?

accept reality Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 8:00 AM
Pat, We all understand that you use protectionism as the touchstone for all our economic ills, but the loss of manufacturing jobs to the third world is not solved by restricting trade; it is remedied by making the US more economically competitive. No other competitive country sports these levels of costs: -Regulations are higher than anywhere in the industrial world- Reduce EPA, OSHA, etc. -Lawsuits are out of control- Tort Reform -Public employee unions are expanding gov't -Public pensions are out of control and sapping our tax dollars -Federal, state and local governments refuse to cut spending -Government debt is crowding out the capital markets -Entitlements are unsustainable -and now we will be burdened by Barrycare
tgwWhale Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:37 AM
BINGO! Accept, you nailed it right on the nose. To your list I would add: a ridiculously overpriced health-care system that denies people the right to take care of themselves. (By that I mean: you can't get any medical device, treatment, or drug that actually does anything without a Dr.'s prescription, and without paying a heavy penalty to cover liability costs.)
Simplecaveman Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 8:43 AM
Excellent, excellent post, accept! Through all of this economic downturn, the loss of jobs, none of the levels of government remotely considered cutting spending. The more you bloat government, the more you reduce the ability to create wealth in the private sector. This is such a losing condition. And, as you pointed out, Barrycare is only going to make things much worse.
After its second defeat at the hands of Barack Obama, under whom unemployment has never been lower than the day George W. Bush left office, the Republican Party has at last awakened to its existential crisis.

Eighteen states have voted Democratic in six straight elections. Among the six are four of our most populous: New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. And Obama has now won two of the three remaining mega-states, Ohio and Florida, twice.

Only Texas remains secure -- for now.

At the presidential level, the Republican Party is at death's door.

Yet one already...