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Thu May 25, 2023, 12:25 PM

2016 GQP platform, not much has changed

It's worth revisiting the reQublican Party platform—its wish list—for what they would do. The GQP 2016 platform
would make Christianity the official American religion, throwing church/state separation out the window.

Here are 50 excerpts from the 2016 GOP platform, highlights are mine.

1. Tax cuts for the rich:...............#1 on their agenda, wonder who suggested this?
2. Deregulate the banks
3. Stop consumer protection:
4. Repeal environmental laws
5. Shrink unions and union labor
6. Privatize federal railway service:
7. No change in federal minimum wage
8. Cut government salaries and benefits:
9. Appoint anti-choice Supreme Court justices:...........appears to be working
10. Appoint anti-LGBT and anti-Obamacare justices:
11. Legalize anti-LGBT discrimination:
12. Make Christianity a national religion:
13. Loosen campaign finance loopholes and dark money:
14. Loosen gun controls nationwide:
15. Pass an anti-choice constitutional amendment:
16. End federal funding for Planned Parenthood:
17. Allow states to shut down abortion clinics:
18. Oppose stem cell scientific research:
19. Oppose executive branch policy making:
20. Oppose efforts to end the electoral college:
21. Require citizenship documents to register to vote:
22. Ignore undocumented immigrants when drawing congressional districts:
23. No labeling of GMO ingredients in food products:
24. Add work requirements to welfare and cut food stamps:..........McCarthy's talking about this a lot with the debt limit
25. Open America’s shores to more oil and gas drilling:
26. Build the Keystone XL Pipeline:
27. Expand fracking and burying nuclear waste:
28. No tax on carbon products:
29. Ignore global climate change agreements:
30. Privatize Medicare, the health plan for seniors:
31. Turn Medicaid, the poor’s health plan, over to states:
32. No increasing Social Security benefits by taxing the rich:
33. Repeal Obamacare:
34. Give internet service providers monopoly control:
35. Make English the official U.S. language:
36. No amnesty for undocumented immigrants:
37. Build a border wall to keep immigrants out:
38. Require government verification of citizenship of all workers:
39. Penalize cities that give sanctuary to migrants:
40. Puerto Rico should be a state but not Washington DC:
41. Support traditional marriage but no other families:
42. Privatize government services in the name of fighting poverty:
43. Require bible study in public schools:
44. Replace traditional public schools with privatized options:
45. Replace sex education with abstinence-only approaches:
46. Privatize student loans instead of lowering interest rates:
47. Restore the death penalty:
48. Dramatically increase Pentagon budget: .......flagnote: buy stock in the Military Industrial Complex
49. Cancel Iran nuclear treaty and expand nuclear arsenal:
50. Reaffirm support for Israel and slam sanctions movement:

Which ones should we focus on headed toward 2024?

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