The only thing politicians truly pledge is to look out for their own political careers.
They haven't won a single seat in Congress or any governorships, but the GOP has already begun breaking its Pledge to America.
Using this recent jobs bill as a prime example, they came out with their Pledge promising to put the focus on job creation and being fiscally responsible but the moment they have a chance to step up to the plate and walk the walk they instead vote against the jobs bill - all but one Republican...ONE! Same can be said of health care reform. If people would just go back and review the Republican proposals that were out there before what eventually was signed into law what they'd discover is just about every proposal had many of the exact same proposals, i.e., benefit plans, medical review commissions, HIE structure (state-sponsored exchanges w/f"start-up financing, i.e., grants" provided by the Treasury) AND an individual tax penalty at either the state or federal level if you didn't acquire health insurance. If people would just take the time to educate themselves on what's going on rather than just taking the word of politicians or the talking heads at face value what they'd learn (particularly concerning health care reform) would astound them!
The legislation that was eventually signed into law has many Republican ideas in it. Only Republicans won't tell their constituants this. They rather let their opposition hang than to share in the responsibility whether some of their ideas were adopted or not.
How's that hope and change working out for our Obama supporters
or the promise that no one under 250K a year will be paying more taxes under the Obama Regime?
or Gitmo will be closed
or we will be out of the ME
etc etc etc
What are you, DP's equivalent of Tickle Me Elmo? Someone puts it out there how the Republicans are full of crap, and your only reply is to repeat the same old tired crap about the Democrats?
Do you mean pork as in bacon, or pork as in Federal dollars spent on local projects for the sole and express purpose of buying voter support for an elected official?
I could really go for a BLT, but if that's not what you meant then you're totally full of **** and totally out of gas. :lol:
No, actually, I don't -- not in the long term.
I recognize that the size of government needs to be ramped down slowly over time so that it's not just policy change but also social change. In other words, change that lasts.
Come back and tell me what I think when you've got game, Elmo.
My bad, there must be two posters with the same Avatar and Handle. THe one that wants to roll government back and the one that has defended the Obama expansion.
Sorry I confused you with the other one:mrgreen:
I would support the GOP if they went back to a fiscal conservative model, even if they do have some social neo-con loons. Financial restraint is the only thing that can save America now, and it looks like even the party that used to be the guardian of wise spending has turned its back on fiscal responsibility.
I hear ya man, I work in the aviation industry, which is under the control of the Federal Aviation Administration! Why do we have socialized airlines? That's not in the constitution! Big Government says I have to have a 45 minute fuel reserve, plus enough to get to an alternate airport. More job-killing Marxism. :roll: