Republicans Offer Different Reason To Vote Trump

There are many reasons to vote Trump, either because you like the guy, because you simply want a (supposed) Republican, or because you cannot stand the though of Hillary in office. You know the reasons by now. What about something else, though? Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa) is one of the Republicans tasked with offering the idea

Another important thing we have done is to develop a first-of-its-kind platform: A Better Way. If implemented, A Better Way would not only restore American leadership in the world, it would generate a true economic expansion that would lift wages, increase job opportunities and generate revenues that will help us keep the commitments we’ve made to our seniors and veterans.

But our proposals for health care, tax and regulatory reform, strengthening security and generating upward mobility will only become reality if someone in the White House signs our legislation. That is the fulcrum on which we sit. We simply cannot afford another four years of sputtering zero to 2% economic growth. That is the consequence if A Better Way is not enacted into law. Hillary Clinton’s status quo, big-government policies will only lead to more debt, doubt and decline.

While I appreciate the concerns I hear from some constituents and fellow members about the choices the American people face this November, I encourage everyone to consider something that has been missing in this debate. It actually concerns one of the planks in our Better Way platform, and that has to do with the people with which I serve — the members of the United States Congress.

In A Better Way, we describe how Congress can reclaim its constitutional responsibilities. Those responsibilities go to the heart of the notion of self-rule. Our Founders recognized that in our country, the people are the sovereign. The people exercise that sovereignty through elected representatives, who in turn enact laws to which the people are subject. If the people do not consent to those laws, they can change their representatives.

What does it all come down to?

Our regulatory, administrative superstate, however, has replaced the sovereignty of the American people with the sovereignty of unelected and unaccountable Washington bureaucrats. While the American people can replace the members of Congress, they cannot replace the unelected bureaucrats who have promulgated 600 major rules over the last seven years that will have an estimated cost of billions to implement. Those rules are among the man-made headwinds that are strangling economic growth, keeping wages stagnant and forcing jobs overseas.

When you couple the regulatory leviathan with our broken appropriations process, where Congress gets cornered into take-it-or-leave-it omnibus spending bills that grotesquely limit its spending power, the legislative branch today exercises far less authority than the Constitution grants to it.

What then, of the Presidential election? The simple fact is that only one of the candidates will sign our proposals. Indeed, Donald Trump has committed to signing the REINS Act, which requires congressional approval before major rules and regulations become effective. Significantly, the REINS Act represents the most far-reaching restoration of congressional constitutional authority in history.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers also takes a stab at this

One of the most egregious causes of this consistent growth is the pervasiveness of what is referred to as “unauthorized spending.”

Congressional rules are supposed to preclude the appropriation of funds for anything that isn’t created by an “authorization bill,” which gives agencies, programs and projects a legal basis for their existence. These authorizations are usually for a set time period, after which these entities must be authorized again. Only after passing these bills is Congress supposed to allocate taxpayer money to fund them.

This process is specifically designed so lawmakers weed out duplication across departments and agencies, cut obsolete programs and reform those that are functioning improperly. Too often, however, lawmakers simply ignore that critical first step, breaking the rules that are supposed to govern their actions. Every year, Congress fails to authorize huge swaths of the federal government while continuing to throw money at them.

I do have to ask: who has controlled the purse strings for years, and done little to nothing? That said, there was only so much they could do in rolling back the crazy spending, and they do need help from a Republican president.

The only questions is, would they actually abide by this? Another is, who does this play to? It’s too complicated an issue to engage the casual political observer on. Much like immigration, it is aimed at typical Republican voters, including those who are on the fence regarding Trump and those who are #NeverTrump.

If they want to succeed, they have to boil the message down to simple terms, ones about reducing the onerous federal government in citizen’s lives, as well as put it in economic terms. How does this put money in citizen’s pockets? I’ll say it again: the #1 talking point needs to be the bread and butter economy, how things can help citizens.

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15 Responses to “Republicans Offer Different Reason To Vote Trump”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Tax cuts for the wealthy, tax cuts on unearned income, repeal the Estate tax, tax cuts for corporations… nothing new to see here

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    That said, there was only so much they could do in rolling back the crazy spending, and they do need help from a Republican president.

    Could start rolling back here…

    http://shipandbunker.com/news/world/143015-latest-us-navy-biofuel-bunkers-are-bad-for-the-environment-expensive-barely-biofuel-at-all-says-critic

  3. Liam Thomas says:

    The ONLY reason to vote for TRUMP is to keep Hillary out of the WHITE HOUSE.

    The ONLY reason to vote for HILLARY is to keep trump out of the White house.

    The problem for Hillary is that she is indeed trying to run out the clock and let her Communist backed press defend her in her every action.

    In reporting the comment by Kapernick every press organization Quoted the part where Kap called Trump a bigot but forgot to mention all the negative stuff he had to say about Hillary being racist and should be in prision.

    Why should she campaign….She has all the press in the USA save Fox news Campaigning for her.

    America has become one sad place to live….

    Our Airforces and especially the Marine corps literally cannot fly anymore….Sequestration has cut the militarys budget so badly that they cant afford to let pilots train…..nor can they fix the planes….

    And thats not on Obama as much as it is on the GOP who demanded sequestration over the budget deficit…..something they never called for when Bush was fighting two wars and running 500 billion in deficits.

    Pathetic….American politics has become indeed the cesspool of the world….or more accurately they have JOINNED THE WORLD CESSPOOL OF POLITICAL STUPIDITY.

  4. Jeffery says:

    her Communist backed press defend her in her every action

    LOL. Oh, you were serious. LOL.

    What dastardly deed performed by Secretary Clinton has NOT been reported by the media? LOL.

    She’s a habitual liar, common thief, murderer – the vile sickly wicked crook – the female Machiavelli!

    For over 2 decades.

  5. Jeffery says:

    It was commented the other day that Sec Clinton was killing coal.

    Here are the facts:

    http://cepr.net/blogs/beat-the-press/most-job-loss-in-coal-country-occurred-long-ago

    Coal jobs in VA dropped steadily since the early 80s, from nearly 25,000 then to under 10,000 now. The biggest drop occurred during the intentional Reagan/Volcker recession where the decision was made to throw 10s of millions out of work to squelch inflation.

  6. john says:

    Does anyone really want to hear any ideas from a Congress with approval ratings in the teens?

  7. drowningpuppies says:

    Like they say…

    “Life’s a bitch already so why would you vote for one?”

  8. Jeffery says:

    Agreed. The Troompa-Loompa is a whiny little bitch.

  9. Liam Thomas says:

    Really Jeffery…..

    “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” she said, in response to the question: “Make the case to poor whites who vote Republican why they should vote for you and your economic policies.”

    David Axelrod

    @davidaxelrod

    Awkward opening line to answer: “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of business.” #DemTownHall

    Now the Clinton Campaign is saying duh the GOP is twisting our WORDS…..

    Thats a true LOLOL moment.

  10. Liam Thomas says:

    What dastardly deed performed by Secretary Clinton has NOT been reported by the media? LOL.

    What you mean is What dastardly deed performed by SEC Clinton has not been glossed over by the media and twisted to make it look as if its an attempted smear attempt by those dastardly Republicans.

    there I fixed that for you.

  11. Jeffery says:

    So your complaint is that the legitimate media and the FBI didn’t smear Sec Clinton as FOX, Trump and the Repugs do. Got it.

  12. Jeffery says:

    Did you read the critical NYTimes article that Teach linked?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/us/politics/hillary-clinton-fundraising.html?_r=1

  13. Liam Thomas says:

    Did you read the critical NYTimes article that Teach linked?

    At a private fund-raiser Tuesday night at a waterfront Hamptons estate,Hillary Clinton danced alongside Jimmy Buffett, Jon Bon Jovi and Paul McCartney, and joined in a singalong finale to “Hey Jude.”

    “I stand between you and the apocalypse,” a confident Mrs. Clinton declared to laughs, exhibiting a flash of self-awareness and humor to a crowd that included Calvin Klein and Harvey Weinstein and for whom the prospect of a Donald J. Trump presidency is dire.

    The subliminal message is clear……DONALD TRUMP IS THE APOCALYPSE. Even a piece that is somewhat critical of Clinton then makes the STARK contrast and says essentially…..

    YEAH BUT THE OTHER CHOICE IS THE APOCALYPSE.

    Hardly unbiased Journalism in any sense of the imagination.

  14. Sorry, but Trump has not demonstrated he will support any of your initiatives. Thus, it makes no sense to vote for him.

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