Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Why We Are Republicans, and again

Republicans believe in conservative solutions to social and economic problems. Conservative solutions are based on individual responsibility not collective responsibility. We believe that Americans are capable of managing their own lives with minimal government assistance or interference.

Parents ought to be able to spend their portion of the education budget on the school of their choice through the use of vouchers. Workers should be able to invest their social security taxes in personal accounts that will grow faster than the government accounts and will be ours to pass on to our descendents. Indeed that was the vision of FDR. We should not have to pay welfare to able-bodied men and women who refuse to work. We especially need to free up the national health care system from the inefficiencies that make it the largest segment (14%) of the economy.

It is ironic that Democrats, who profess to be for the common man, oppose the very solutions that will benefit the working person and the poor most of all.

Republicans propose conservative, practical solutions that give people ownership and actually work.

See Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America by Newt Gingrich.


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