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The Growth Agenda
National Review, by Robert Zubrin

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Posted By:johngalt1, 2/14/2013 5:42:36 PM

Since its electoral defeat last November, the Republican party has struggled to find its footing. It should be clear by now that merely waging guerrilla warfare against the Obama administration on a miscellaneous set of peripheral issues won’t do. Rather, what is needed is an independent agenda organized around a central theme that is readily comprehensible to the American people and designed to deal with the critical problems facing the nation. That agenda can only be economic growth. Economic growth must be the central issue because it is only through growth that the devastating threat of national bankruptcy can

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: johngalt1, 2/14/2013 5:44:15 PM     (No. 9176839)

To teach his subjects a lesson in the limitations of a ruler’s power, King Canute once set his throne by the sea shore and commanded the tide to halt. Of course, Canute got wet. There are many things that Obama can’t do, and raising taxes on the rich until we are all prosperous is one of them. Apparently, he didn’t get Canute’s memo.

No president can command our economy to grow by executive order. The best a president and the 535 members of Congress can do is to make sure government policies and regulations harm economic growth as little as possible, and then get out of the way and let 315 million free Americans do their thing, and in the process, help one another achieve their dreams.

Zubrin’s game plan is a good way to start turning our country in the right direction again.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: chillijilli, 2/14/2013 5:54:37 PM     (No. 9176865)

There´s a problem in the premise: We have just proven in a national election that "the American people" could care less about economic growth. They don´t want jobs. They want their free stuff.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/14/2013 6:03:30 PM     (No. 9176887)

What the grifters really do not comprehend nor care one wit about is "bankruptcy."

First, so many companies and corporations in America, as well as individuals, have
declared bankruptcy and gone through reorganization only to re-emerge "stronger"
as they like to claim, that it is about like crying "Wolf!" too many times.

The LoFo´s do not care anything about bankruptcy. Won´t happen. Doesn´t matter
if it does happen.

It is better to fight on various issues that come up, in piecemeal fashion as may
be needed.

Bamster will self-destruct on his hubris, on gun control, Obamacare next year, the
economy, and just wearing out his welcome.
There is no grand scheme that will reach these voters.

They need to become sick and tired of the higher taxes and worsening situations.
That will happen, possibly in time to benefit the GOP for the 2014 midterms.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/14/2013 7:34:19 PM     (No. 9177014)

If 2012 taught us anything, it is that suckling at the public teat is the major issue that trumps all other arguments at the polls. The ´Rats worked hard to get us to this point and it is working. Lets figure out how to get a coalition together that will outnumber the parasites. The Republican Party seems mired in old arguments and old tactics.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Caljeepgirl, 2/14/2013 8:18:23 PM     (No. 9177117)

Bless his little Mars Society heart! I´ve suspected for a long time that Mr. Zubrin leaned in this direction. BTW, for those of you who are unfamiliar with this man´s work, he is mega smart!

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