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Is There Room in the G.O.P. Tent for the Poor?

Idahoser Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 10:35 AM
if you want to stay poor, then no, no party should be interested in your input. You make the same mistake everybody else does, believing the lie: "... Instead, Republicans must convince the electorate that they are just as concerned about the plight of the poor and downtrodden as Progressives,..." the socialists who call themselves "progressive" are not "concerned" about the "plight" of anybody but their own elections. THERE IS NOBODY WHO CARES ABOUT YOUR PLIGHT more than you do, and that is as it should be. YOU NEED THE FREEDOM TO CORRECT YOUR SITUATION. Nobody else can or should do it for you (if you are incapacitated then your family, friends and church are there for the purpose). Charity can not be done by government.

Writing for the Wall Street Journal, American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C. Brooks recently suggested that the G.O.P. is way off base in their assumptions about the moral arguments that resonate most with the American people. Their focus on the economic advantages of capitalism and "values-voter" issues like abortion and gay marriage miss the mark, Brooks suggests. Instead, Republicans must convince the electorate that they are just as concerned about the plight of the poor and downtrodden as Progressives, and further that Republican policies are more effective at addressing these problems than those implemented by the Liberal nanny state....