Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Why Part of me wants the GOP to lose in 2006

Why Some Republicans want to lose

"Three factors are driving the conservative backlash against the Republican-led Congress. Fiscal hawks are furious about the growth of the federal government. Conservative lawyers such as Bruce Fein, who worked in the Nixon Justice Department and Reagan Federal Communications Commission, are upset that Congress allowed President Bush to claim expansive powers to eavesdrop on American citizens and detain suspected militants without trial. Others say the war in Iraq is a costly diversion from the war on terror.
Other Republicans couch their desire for Republican losses in political terms, arguing that Democratic control of Congress for at least two years would increase the chances of Republicans retaining the presidency in 2008, by giving Republican candidates high-profile Democratic targets."

I am so disgusted with the out of control spending and the lack of progress on the immigration front, that maybe change is needed. Remember 1994? "Republicans need a wake-up call," Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman who now hosts an MSNBC talk show, says in an interview. "We ran in 1994 against runaway spending, exploding deficits and corruption. But with Republicans in charge of both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue, what do we have? The same runaway spending, record deficits and culture of corruption."


Steve said...


John said...

I think it was President Reagan that said he didn't leave the Democratic Party, they left him.
Well, I didn't leave the Republican Party, they left me. At least as far as ideology goes, because I did in fact leave the party.
It just makes me sick to think what true conservatives could have done these last few years. A change is needed, but will a change happen?????

Anonymous said...

There are problems but consider the alternative.

Sept 20, 2006 - When Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) recently talked to Bloomberg News, he laid out his plans for raising taxes on American families and small businesses: "Democratic Representative Charles Rangel vowed to reach out to Republicans if his party wins control of the House in November, while acknowledging that they may find his plans for changing tax policy unpalatable.

"Rangel's accession to the chairmanship of the committee would likely end six years of tax cuts by the Republican- controlled Congress. He said he 'cannot think of one' of President George W. Bush's first-term tax cuts that merit renewal." Here are just a few of the tax relief measures lowering the cost of living for American workers, families, and small businesses that Rangel, who serves on the House Ways & Means Committee, would repeal if given the opportunity:

Child Tax Credit
Marriage Penalty Relief
AMT Relief
Death Tax Relief
Tax Relief for the Families of Fallen Soldiers
Lower Tax Rates on Capital Gains & Dividend Income
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Tax Free 529 Accounts for College Savings
Saver's Credit
Higher Pension / IRA Contribution Limits
Tax Credits for Hybrid Vehicles
Tax Credits for Alternative Fuels
Charitable Giving Deductions