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Subject:  Re: Cashing In On A Massacre Date:  1/5/2013  9:48 AM
Author:  2828 Number:  664330 of 876437

Republicans need to re-brand themselves and need to stick to the new brand. From an economic policy standpoint, they have to be adamant about low marginal tax rates, low spending, low regulation, and a strong dollar. They have to stop this Keynesian nonsense. The low spending has to come first, starting *now*. It is extremely difficult to sell low tax rates when you are spending like crazy and running massive deficits.
I agree.
Will Republicans do it? Not a chance in hell. They don't have a backbone. They don't have the courage to do what's right because they know that it will be politically difficult in the short run because it will take time to restore the trust that has been lost. Until Republicans clarify their principles and then act consistently with those principles, they will just continue to flounder.
I think it will be politically difficult in the short run....and long run because it's always easy to paint someone who isn't spending like crazy as not caring for the poor and all that. Look at what is happening with Sandy relief, the republicans hold up a bill of 60 billion because over half is pork and not only are democrats pounding them but republicans are too.
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