Everyone’s take on the ‘pledge’
Re “GOP details ‘pledge’ to voters,” Sept. 23, and “Republicans’ ‘pledge’ aims to strike a delicate balance,” Sept. 24
Finally, Republicans come up with a plan of their own. The 21-page document is nowhere near the thousands of pages that healthcare reform took, but it’s a start.
House Minority Leader John Boehner’s plan is simple, but when did simple become wrong?
Straight and to the point is not what one typically associates with politics, especially in America, but we need to get back to the basics.
Tax cuts for the rich? Repeal healthcare? These are the “new ideas” from the GOP? Sounds like more of the same stuff that got America into the economic mess it is in today.
The GOP has shown itself to be completely out of touch with the lives of ordinary people. Why anyone would support these fools is beyond me.
But the country is filled with non-thinkers who will happily vote against their own best interests. They remain willfully ignorant and are proud of it.
Scott W. Hughes
Amore apt title for the GOP’s “Pledge to America” would be “Pledge to Corporations.”
I remember when a pledge by a Republican meant something . But I am old and have a good memory. You have to go back to pre-Ronald Reagan days to find a Republican politician who stood by his word and demanded fiscal responsibility.
If America falls for this “pledge,” we have learned nothing from history, and we will be doomed to repeat the failed Republican stewardship.