Calling themselves the Young Guns, three members of America's House of Representatives are about to publish a template for new era of
Republican domination in Congress.
With the economy failing to live up to President Barack Obama's hopes for a strong recovery - unemployment remains just below ten percent -
Republicans are poised for major gains on Nov 2, when all of the House and a third of Senate seats is contested in midterm elections.
The president has scrambled to stave off defeat over the economy and will this week launch measures designed to boost small businesses.
He will ask Congress to increase and extend a tax credit for research and development, as a way of boosting job creation, an administration official
said yesterday. He is also likely to propose to use tax cuts for the rich passed by Mr Bush which are about to expire for further tax breaks for
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I'm happy to see that at least some Republicans realize that Bush was anything but
. In fact, Bush
was a far more liberal statist than most Democrats
that Republican voters love to hate. However, many people have been fooled into believing that
and his policies and ideals were the very definition of conservatism. This
couldn't be further from the truth.
Bush spent more money than any other President
since LBJ and one of
the biggest spenders in US history. Bush has also been declared the
biggest "taxer" in world history
. Bush also grew government
size that has never been seen before on this continent.
, we not only had an extremely large government, but we also went
heavily into debt
. I think it is more than safe to suggest that Bush was one of
the most fiscally liberal Presidents we have ever had the misfortune of having, though unlike the Democrats where at least a portion of the population
will see a small return on the spending, Bush's debt profited only the the elite and their corporate interests.
When you add this on top of the fact that Bush's government
was extremely effective
at dismantling the Constitution and subverting our liberties, while driving this country into the financial mess that we now find ourselves in, it is
easy to see how Bush was the very anti-thesis of conservatism. What fooled many people into believing that he was in fact conservative, is that he hid
behind the "religious right", though he certainly didn't abide by their views
I think it's wonderful to see the new crop of Republicans coming to this realization, which will hopefully bring the voters to understand that
" is not even remotely close to conservatism. If we can dispell that myth,
then we have taken the first step to wrestling our souls free from the nightmare of our mental cages.
Bush, the biggest spender
The biggest Taxer in world history
$4 Trillion dollar Bush Debt
The lie of the century... George Walker Bush
[edit on 6-9-2010 by airspoon]