A majority GOP future

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    For those that have in-depth knowledge of GOP policy and plan, post what the next 5 years are going to look like under a GOP run government. Thank you.
     
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    IMO a lot depends on whether the Republican Congressional numbers increase or not. Assuming they do:

    You might be surprised to find that I think there would be quite a bit of difficulty with domestic programs of the administration. They are spending or trying to spend too much money while fighting a war. Can't increase spending on programs, fight a war, and decrease taxes, the deficit is too high.

    I think the Congress will fund the war, keep the tax cuts, and pare spending.
     
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    I'll get back to you.
     
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    He needs to confer with the prez and the leaders of the party first! :D
     
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    yeah, Jeff has ALWAYS been one to tow the party line and parrot the prez......especially on immigration. right jeff? :rolleyes:
     
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    Well since we aren't the USSR five year plans don't exist here so let's pare that back to just the four year Pres. election cycle...
    Much depends on the Repub's obtaining a working majority in the Senate. Taking it as a given that Bush is reelected. Somehow a fillibuster proof coalition must be forged in the Senate that would have to include a few moderate Dem's ( where o' where art thee). If that were the case then the Dem's could no longer bluster and halt Bush judicial nominees especially to the Supreme Court.
    Granted those two conditions may be impossible to obtain. However if they could be achieved then here's a few possible scenarios. Abortion on demand will be limited somewhat; partial birth abortion unconstitutional, abortion after the first trimester unconstitutional.. Gay marriage----forget it..
    An increase in military expenditures ( up 15-25% ) until the WOT is accomplished and possible further.. Under Clinton the military shrunk faster than a fruit-of-the-loom t-shirt. Clinton and others expected a "peace dividend" after the fall of the Sov's without correctly realizing that a non bi-polar world would require a greater not lesser U.S. defense budget; especially in the non-strategic area. Fewer bureaucratic regulatory constraints on business, particularly as concerns EPA restrictions which hamstring business growth.. Drilling in ANWAR you betcha, a new oil boom in Alaska.
    Far less reliance on international organizations (UN) to confront crises internationally should it involve U.S. national interest.. Elimination of the Department of Education, (Where are its' campuses, students, faculty?) with education policy being controlled on the State and local independent school districts.. After all who knows better how to, and cares more for, the education of their children than the locals who love and care for them most.. I could go on but basically less of the Hyper-Federalism which has been the trend since 1932, and a return to more control by the States over policy on the local level...
     
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    Just an update, Democrats gained a seat yesterday - Bill Janklow's seat in South Dakota was won by a Democrat in the special election - she'll be running again against the same opponent in November.

    acludem
     
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    GOP still holds a healthy majority in the House, hopefully to be expanded upon by the 2004 Bush sweep.
     
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    Yeah she will be running against the same opponent and she only one by marginal votes. She doesnt have it locked up this november. but neither does daschle.
     

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