The Future Hinges on Republican Changes
Someone once said that being lucky is better than being smart. Mitt Romney wasn’t lucky. In a campaign for the presidency when the man in the street believed that the structure of the US economy is stacked against the middle class, and that the wealthy pay too little in taxes, Romney gave us double-talk on his tax plan, and was shown to pay a small percentage in taxes.
The fact that the US distribution of wealth and income has become dangerously skewed toward the upper 1% should become apparent to anyone who looks at the data with an open mind, and yet Republican leaders kept saying they would never increase taxes on the wealthy. Good-bye Romney.
Now the Republican leadership seems to be accepting that all taxes on the very wealthy must be raised, but are constrained by the base to get out in front on this problem. WE NEED REPUBLICANS TO WAKE UP BECAUSE ONLY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CAN SAVE THIS COUNTRY!
We are still suffering from the unintended consequences of the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, who gave us the Vietnam War and the Great Society, which then gave us programs that resulted in hordes of fatherless children and a society that is falling apart. Carter and Clinton gave us a program that forced banks to give mortgages to deadbeats, and that, in turn, led to the collapse of housing values and middle-class wealth. This same mentality has now resulted in carbon taxes and strangling regulations and in a government run healthcare program (Obamacare) that places such cost burdens on businesses, that they are engaged in a mass effort to cut hours and employees to avoid them.
Republicans must again become the majority party and again embrace limited spending, limited government and states’ rights. They can only do so by throwing Grover Norquist in a ditch and face facts about the needed changes in income and estate taxes so that the man in the street sees some fairness as existed from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. The Republican Party must not be seen as the protector of the very rich, but as the protector of a system where anyone who wants to work hard can make it.
A continuation of government by modern liberals will change America for the worse for all time.
Labels: Wealth Inequality