What the GOP is Offering and Why It Pisses Me Off

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  1. IndependntLogic
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    What the GOP seems to claim as their solutions to our are as follows:

    A budget that doesn't reduce the deficit (at least, according to non-GOP sources) and increases defense spending. They will not even discuss our defense spending. As if our military is so bad at our jobs, they have to spend 10x more than any other country to compensate for it.

    The promise that they will protect the Rich and also Powerful Global Corporations. Because you know, that's who really needs protecting. Seriously, only Americans are stupid enough to buy that one.

    They'll create jobs by lowering the corporate tax rates. Because Zero is too much. And the reason companies ship jobs from the USA - where they pay 17% of average - to India - where the rate is 33%, has to do with taxes. It's not that India has an average income of $2 a day, no labor or environmental laws to speak of etc... No. It's that attractive 33% tax rate that has Raja answering the phone whenever I call tech support. Riiight. Oh, and they've made it clear they'll fight the Dems on closing the loopholes that make it advantageous to ship our jobs overseas. Because if we protect our jobs here, all the companies in the world will leave the largest consumer base they have. Riiiight.

    The promise they will fight Dodd-Frank and make sure the banks that took us in the toilet, remain Too Big To Fail.

    They'll get rid of the mortgage deduction for the Middle Class (at least according to Boehner and Cantor, this would be a good thing). That way, the only way it's worth buying a house, is if you're a corporation. Then, once the corporations own the entire country, they can raise the rents. Peachy.

    They will get rid of planned parenthood and increase the number of welfare moms. Wonderful.

    They will make sure we don't have any more of those terrible regulations that hurt business. You know, like upgrading equipment used in The Gulf on oil rigs. Or making sure that CitiBank doesn't have to worry about getting in trouble when they commit fraud. Or BofA can go ahead and illegally foreclose on our troops while their overseas.

    They'll protect me from two women getting married in Iowa. Because that's um, scary. Maybe Marcus Bachmann can pray the gayness out of them for me. Really, how the hell did this become so important?

    They'll attack Iran. Whose military hasn't been reduced to zero through years of sanctions like Iraq was. Whose military is ten times bigger and better equipped than any military in the region. Because what we really need is another war in the Middle East - while lowering taxes - because that worked out so well for us last time.

    WTF people? Obama sure hasn't been great but the GOP has tried SO HARD to make him / the Dems look good by comparison, it's a no-brainer.

    I really thought the party would change after Obama got elected. And it did. It got worse. Where's the candidate who says things like:
    1. Any business that can't survive without government help, shouldn't survive. So I'm ending the subsidies to Big Oil, farms, alternative energy companies etc...
    2. Less government is better. So I don't CARE if a couple gals get married. Seriously, we have more important things to worry about.
    3. We have a serious deficit problem. So instead of some bs plan that will have zero effect and appeal to the emotions of a few, I'm cutting defense by 50%. That will save us a TRILLION dollars every three years.
    4. I'm getting rid of the tax breaks associated with shipping jobs overseas. We have a huge consumer base, a safe country and a great infrastructure so it's not like companies are just going to leave, it we stop rewarding them for screwing the American worker. I'll reverse the breaks as incentives for brining jobs back where they belong.

    You know, stuff like that. Instead, i get the promise they'll defund planned parenthood, thus reducing the budget by 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000001%
    Wonderful.

    Liberals may now discuss the points and ConservaRepubs may now ignore them, change the subject, sling some labels and the usual...
     
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    WHERE do you get this "stuff" from? Huffington Post? CurrentTV? The alphabet networks? New York Times? MSNBC?

    My guess is all of the above.

    Do yourself, and the rest of us, a big favor............sit this one out.
     
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    I'm not saying you are one but here is what whackjobs do: They come into a post, they don't address a single issue or topic discussed, and they throw a tantrum or label another poster.
    You know, exactly like I predicted in the OP.
    Hmmm. What did you do?

    Care to discuss an issue? Oh wait, nm. :)
     
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    If you're pissed off we're happy!
     
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    Look, I'm not a Republican but your assessment of what "seems" to be the case is so full of hyperbole, distortions, and a the convenient omission of situations in which the Dems are equally culpable, it's hard to take any of it seriously. I'd love to help you slam the actions and policies of those who fancy themselves central planners from either party but your bias is so overwhelming, and your 'list' so long and rambling, I can't muster the effort to even begin. Maybe next time.
     
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    Yup. Ditto.


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    Three posts. Zero issues even discussed. If any of you would care to take a crack at an issue, you just let me know. :)
     
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    Your liberal talking points are no more impressive than conservative talking points your goal seems to be to point fingers and assign blame nothing more.
     
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    I'd be happy to address the issue of you possibly having "issues".

    You can't throw that much garbage at the wall just to see what sticks and proceed to have a good discussion. What is that hyperbole as modern art? The most sensible response to the first half of your diatribe is to post TL/DR and have done with it.
     
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    Instead of projecting what someone else seems to think, why not instead state clearly and succinctly what you actually believe.

    Then there is actually something to discuss.
     

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