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Governors Take Power as Balance Shifts Inside GOP

Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:51 AM
If the GOP wishes to win national offices, it must find a new message; a new, pretty face alone will not get the job done. That message must project an easily understood core principle of limited government = more freedom = more opportunity. Implications include: 1) Funding abortions is not a federal responsibility, but preventing crippling regulations to commercial health insurance is. 2) Providing welfare to immigrants, legal or otherwise, is not a federal responsibility, but an immigration policy that recognizes the need for talent and labor is. 3) Providing favorable tax treatment to businesses is not a federal responsibility, but a simple, minimalist tax policy is.
Mark1369 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 8:40 AM
You are right that they need a new message, one that represents working families and those that want to work. We need to get away for the income tax as all it does is feed the narrative of tax cuts for the rich and it cost businesses, individuals, and gov't too much to collect the money.

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...