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Sunday, November 18, 2012

EuroNews: Sarkozy's French UMP Party to Vote for a New Leader

The French Conservative opposition looking for a new course

Washington Times: Robert Knight: Casting Blame at Religious Conservatives For Mitt Romney's Defeat

KNIGHT: Casting blame at conservatives for Romney's defeat - Washington Times

I wrote a blog on Friday arguing for the direction that the Republican party should be heading in and made the. Case for the Ron Paul Libertarian wing be the course that they go in, not saying that Republicans have to agree with Representative Paul. On everything, especially as it relates to foreign policy, not good to have an isolationist Republican or Democratic party right now. But the overall broader message of the GOP should be the same going forward, that individual freedom is the answer and Big Government is the. Problem that its not just good enough for the GOP to be an economic freedom party but they also need to be. A social freedom party as well and that religious Conservatives who don't believe in social freedom, unless you are living your life. The way they want you to, is way out of the mainstream of where America is heading, especially as we become younger, more minority and more Liberal-Libertarian as a country. And the GOP being tied to the religious right in America, is what's holding them back right now.

Traditional values voters if you want to call them that, have this idea that America is either still in the 1950s or. That was the grand time of the United States and since the 1960s America has been going downhill ever since. And have become too tolerant and too conclusive and people who don't view America as this shining city on the hill, as Ronal Reagan put it. Thats open to people all across the World that are only interested in working hard, making a positive difference and making a good life for themselves. Have been shut out by Liberals and the media and seen as a bunch of ignorant rednecks or something, they are. Actually right about this but its not just Liberals and mainstream media that sees the religious right this way. But a solid majority of the country where most of the country lives and is politically, views the religious right this way. And for the GOP to become a majority party, they have to break away from this faction.

Washington Times: Tim Devaney: Senate Fiance Committee Economist Calls For 'Super Duper Committee'

Senate economist calls for 'Super Duper Committee' - Washington Times

This is complete nonsense and I could use a stronger word then that but I'll spare you, the so called super committee. From 2011 was set up to fail because it was mostly made up of members of Congress from both parties, House and Senate. That were never going to agree to a comprehensive approach to solving the debt and deficit issues, because these were some of the most partisan members of Congress. Who were in the Democratic and Republicans leaderships in both the House and Senate and were there to do nothing more. Then to protect the views of their caucus's, not there to negotiate a deal and if the same thing were to happen now. Even a so called too big to fail provision, that if they don't come up with an agreement, the United States would default or something. Or the Federal Government would literally shut down, even Social Security and Medicare, guess what, thats exactly what will happen. Because Speaker Boehner. Leader Reid, Minority Leader Pelosi and Minority Leader McConnell would only appoint members who would be there to make sure a comprehensive deal is not reached.

What President Obama and Speaker Boehner need to do is reach an agreement that includes budget cuts and savings. For entitlements in exchange for a millionaires tax, where ever dollar made over a million would be taxed higher then today. The deal like this would avoid the fiscal cliff and both Democrats and Republicans would also get an agreement to work on some new economic growth package. That the House and Senate committees that handle this would be instructed to work on as soon as the new. Congress convenes in January, that would include tax reform, new tax cuts that Republicans like and new infrastructure investment. That Democrats like so both sides could avoid the fiscal cliff and get credit for passing a bill that can jump start the economy as well. Thats how we would avoid going over the cliff.