I'm curious - explain how a 'tea party' would govern.

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    For all celebrating the election of Ron Paul, Jr. winning a primary race in Kentucky, what does this really mean in terms of governance?
    If, in the unlikely event, Ron Paul represents what will be the majority in Congress come January 2011, what will be the consequences?
    All rhetoric aside, beyond promises to cut taxes and shrink government help me understand what the angry voter expects?
     
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    NO GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTHCARE!!

    well, except for MediCare...oh, and MediCaid. And, don't forget we need the defense budget to keep jobs in Alabama. Oh, and....
     
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    If the teaparty were to govern, they would still create laws...

    ...with the only caveat being that the law could not hinder or hamper any individual, business, or corporation from doing anything and everything that they want to do.
     
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    He will vote NO on every bill and accomplish nothing.....

    Just like his dad
     
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    If stopping the exponential growth of government is doing nothing then I'm all for doing nothing.
     
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    I'll ignore the ignorant responses you got and try to give you a representative one.

    What would a tea party govern like?


    1. Reducing the size and scope of government programs. This would mean cutting back all entitlement programs and eventually eliminating them. We would still keep programs in place to help people in emergencies, such as temporary unemployment benefits.
    2. Reducing our global military footprint. This basically translates to no more foreign wars unless we are being directly and outwardly threatened. It also translates into removing many military bases from countries around the world that dont need our bases there, such as Germany.
    3. Reducing the tax burden on americans of EVERY income level uniformly. This will be accomplished after slashing entitlement programs, government budgets, and government payrolls (read government workers will get a big benefits cut)



    There are 3 changes you would see.

    If you want more I can think up some for you.
     
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    Well since we have such shitty governance now anything the Tea Party did would be an improvement. We've been through decades of administration ignoring the danger on the borders. I would hope that would be the very first project they tackle and solve.
     
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    If the senate/congress would actually propose bills that are BENEFICIAL to the american people instead of detrimental maybe he would start voting yes. However when every bill seeks to increase the size and scope of government, the budget, the defecit, and the tax burden it is our representatives duty to vote no.
     
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    A tea party government would take the military from the bases I had mentioned we would close in the earlier post and move them to the north and south borders. We would then seal the borders using the military.

    As far as the illegals in the country we would not actively seek them out. However, like the Arizona law, if they break a law and are found to be here illegally after they would get deported, and by deported I mean dropped on the other side of the border.
     
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    You have no idea how many people you just pissed off with that first sentence. :lol:
     

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