The Debate moving forward from Repubs/ Conservatives should start from one theme / idea that every American can agree to. All other ideas, smaller gov't, state rights strong military, flat taxes can emanate from this central theme.
That idea is... We believe in providing an "Iron clad safety net" for the American people.
We realize that through no fault of their own many people find the need for it and we will make sure that it is there and available for all who do.
Pretty much everything else is a math equation.