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Governors Take Power as Balance Shifts Inside GOP

My Redeemer Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 2:36 PM
All you have to do is look to see how the US Mail has been mismanaged by the government. What makes people think it will be any different with healthcare. Another point I want to make is the government wants to take charatable deductions away from the so called rich, (it is beyond me how 200,000 dollars is suppose to be rich) but in any case the Rebublicans are considering it. What gets me is that doesn't anybody realize how much this will hurt the church. No matter what you believe the well off contribute the most to our church and they are taking away the deduction.
Reginald10 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 3:14 PM
That's the point! The Big Government partisans are trying to de-fund churches, as a way of removing rival powers and authorities. Then people will have to look to their proper Master, the all-powerful Government.
Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 3:29 PM
Problem: You want favorable tax treatment for churches and private schools, but not for Planned Parenthood and the Environmental defense Fund. Joe wants the reverse.

Solution: Have the federal government declare that it is responsible for none of those organizations or causes, and treat them as if they did not exist. You want churches? Fine, but you'll have to pay for them yourselves. You want abortion clinics? Fine, but you'll have to pay for them yourselves. You want a new football stadium? A solar energy farm? A bullet train? A cure for cancer? Public schools? A study on monkeys and junk food? Knock yourself out, but the federal government will not be involved.
Kenneth405 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 4:46 PM
Sound's like a wonderful plan. Read Ayn Rand's essay " The Role of Government"
Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 2:58 PM
So, you, personally, believe that the government should not deliver mail, but should use tax policy to favor non-profits. How are you going to explain that to Joe, who thinks the government should deliver mail but not favor churches?

You can't. And you can't tell Joe that, well, since your ideas are clearly better than his idiot ideas, so we'll use your ideas and not his. Because when Joe's party wins power, you are not going to like Joe imposing his views on you.

The Founding Fathers tried to write a Constitution limiting the federal government's ability to micromanage your behavior and prospects. Instead, the government has been voracious in its quest for power, no more so than now. Time for the GOP to make a step-change in theme.

With Mitt Romney's defeat and the loss of Republican seats in both House and Senate, the balance of power in the GOP has shifted. Republican governors -- the one group that actually increased its numbers on Nov. 6 -- believe they should take a bigger and more influential role in establishing the party's direction.

At their annual meeting in Las Vegas last week, Republican governors were quick to point out that they now preside in 30 states, with a population of about 180 million people. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sat down to make a little chart and quickly discovered that if...