Ain't nobody pleased with the Congress or the White House on a number of issues in the country right now, BUT:

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    Oct 17, 2010 12:19 AM GMT
    ...Do Republicans have a plan to FIX the problems or just a plan to repeal anything that was enacted by this administration and take us back to where we were when BUSH left office and the country had just endured the "great meltdown"?....
    Not looking to start a flame war, just need to be educated on the REAL plan ...since it feels like a landslide is coming.......I haven't heard or seen any plan beyond undoing what this current Congress and administration have done......I hope this doesn't happen...because I haven't heard any positive and productive plans from any of the candidates.......icon_rolleyes.gificon_sad.gif
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    Oct 17, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidLet's put it this way:

    Given the choice of continuing with the wrecking-ball policies of the Democrats, or electing a party that had no plan and would do absolutely nothing....


    That's not the way government works. Just keeping the government functioning requires that something be done....

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    They do have a plan. It's to dismantle what is left of the social safety net, allow further predation by their corporate masters, and endlessly "investigate" Obama's "socialist" government. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 17, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
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    southbeach1500 saidLet's put it this way:

    Given the choice of continuing with the wrecking-ball policies of the Democrats, or electing a party that had no plan and would do absolutely nothing....


    That's not the way government works. Just keeping the government functioning requires that something be done....

    Sporty -

    They do have a plan. It's to dismantle what is left of the social safety net, allow further predation by their corporate masters, and endlessly "investigate" Obama's "socialist" government. icon_rolleyes.gif


    I know that the Republican candidate for Governor in Ohio (John Kasich) has already said he will return any monies from the Transpiration "Stimulus" package to the federal government and will file suit in federal court over the health care law, and a number of other issues. He has also said he will eliminate the state income tax and eliminate any state civil servant whose job title can be found in the yellow pages...among many other things. He wants to privatize the state employee workers retirement fund. As a congressman he tried to force the state retirement system to dissolve and dump all assets into Social Security(which didn't happen) and then when he was on wall street he strong armed the State employees retirement fund to invest into Lehman Brothers right before they went bankrupt....the fund lost about a Half BILLION $ over this and Mr Kasich made a 7 figure bonus for this.....
    Likewise the Republican running for the House seat in my area is Steve Stivers...He is a banker and a Banking Lobbyist...running against Mary Jo Kilroy. I like Kilroy she is almost 100% on for gay issues and I really like the way she has represented this district on almost every other issue....Stivers has only said he will work to "undo the mistakes that Kilroy was part of".......Not very often that I donate money to politics, but I am donating to her this year.......Stivers is a POS...and Kasich is just plain DANGEROUS to the State of Ohio, and to my job and retirement as a state worker at the DOT....
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    Oct 17, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
    Well, I guess all we can really do is hope, right? You probably had "hope", along with the rest of America, that Obama was going to bring "hope" and "change". He definitely brought change, change from bad to worse. What people don't realize is that Bush epitomized the kind of republican that says one thing about fiscal conservatism and does another. Bush was a social conservative and not a fiscal conservative - one of the worst combinations you can have. I would also say he was a war-mongerer (I know some conservatives will disagree with me). The reason WHY the tea party exists is because of the fact that many are fed up with the lip service that so many republicans offer without delivering. They want fresh faces and a new start with people who might actually do something about the deficit. If the republicans pursue the same spend-happy, leftwing policy pandering antics that they did during Bush, you better believe Republicans will suffer the consequences. So believe me, it's in the best interest of the party to make sure that they reform their wayward ways and actually start tackling the budget.

    We know raising taxes will not create a healthy environment for economic recovery so what they will need to do is cut programs. This will be the challenge, because democrats would prefer to not only halt any kind of possibility that programs will be cut, but in fact they want to drastically increase the number of programs. An insatiable appetite for spending and enhanced government intrusion into the natural flow of markets and business are what the democratic party lives for. It's always in the name of doing good, of course.

    Will Republicans really start making the changes we need to survive as a nation? Perhaps, perhaps not, but by simply halting democrats from indulging in unprecedented government and program expansion, the Republicans will already be accomplishing something.