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Sat May 18, 2013, 10:01 AM


The GOP 2012 Election Strategy (For what it's Worth)

GOP Policies of Financial Reform? Yeah, right

(Note: First posted prior to 2012 Elections)

Campaign Promises of Reform from Conservatives? Of course not!

They’re not even PRETENDING to support changes in National Policies that don’t align with the last failed Republican administration with a few glaring exceptions, their open disregard for Civil Rights, for instance.

So our faltering economy and legacy of corrupt finance industry practices has no apparent influence on GOP policy today, reform measures designed to prevent further erosion of our Financial and related Investment (WallStreet) market values WILL NOT be supported under GOP Legislation, obviously.

Additionally, we could suppose that recent TeaPublican proposals threatening Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment benefits, Unions, and associated Retirement and Health Benefits DO qualify as CHANGE of a sort. Not the kind that sane human beings would support, but still.

Economic Stability is NOT their intent. FURTHER deregulation of Corporate Finance continues to be the apparent prevailing GOP concern, while they concurrently threaten further social instability by “Reforming” programs emplaced and relied on since FDR.

Programs that provide a “Safety Net” for the rest of us DO NOT serve the Corporate constituency of the GOP, they obviously resent Tax Revenue in support of those programs to the extent of pushing intended FAILURE of our entire economy.

THAT would ensure *Catastrophic Loss* of the above mentioned programs, would ensure that GOP policies of *Austerity* become a permanent feature of our *Political and Economic* landscape.

Those of us paying attention have known this for quite a while, but the *Low Information Voters* haven't a clue.

+In Support of GOP FAILURE+

Having this President in office is what’s REALLY driving them to distraction, obviously, that's a given. With that in mind, let’s support his legislation, push our own political programs PAST their “Party of NO” legislative blockades.

Otherwise the future isn’t in our hands to decide, and George W. “Shrub” Bush has shown us where THAT can lead. We should all look at the current GOP “Leadership”, check out the "TeaPublican" competition for the Presidency.


More of the same, right? They'd like to continue the National Policies that led to our current state of near Economic Failure.

That's what's offered by the TeaPublican candidates. Or reforms that WORSEN the conditions we're familiar with.

Post Election Update

There’s never been a congressional body as determined as this one to destroy a presidential record, the “filibuster” has been enacted more under this administration than under any previous term in US history, today the TeaPublicans even block their own (previously supported) programs.

Along with further Stimulus Measures, Jobs Bills, and several other common-sense programs designed to create jobs and lift our Economy out of the conditions we "The Public Entity" are currently struggling with.


So our Economy continues to hang in the balance and proposed measures of broad Economic Reform have been ALMOST entirely suppressed by GOP tactics of Filibuster, Dodd-Frank being a noteworthy exception.


But those exceptions don't nearly compensate for the comprehensive Regulatory Policies they're replacing.


Thanks Conservatives, thanks especially to GOP Ruinous Policies.

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Sat May 18, 2013, 11:01 AM

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Sat May 18, 2013, 11:12 AM

2. Thanks LA Lib. Not breaking news in this Post but Legit per current GOP "Values".


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GOP efforts have been spent blocking our "Reform" measures, they just want to maintain the Status Quo.

Our struggling economy simply isn't a priority for the Big Money interests who're recovering JUST FINE.

The Bailouts covered their losses, "We the People" paid for that with our taxes, courtesy of the US Treasury.

But Recovery for the rest of us isn't happening at nearly that rate since "Stimulus" measures would cost the 1% Tax Revenue, they'd have to give up current revenue loopholes. Conservative Policy simply won't allow that to happen.

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