Dear Republican Party,
2014 offers a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your leadership. America needs it!
However, you need to unite on a message that will solve our problems. We know what you are against.
What is your plan for success?
Here’s a start!
- Obamacare is a disaster. Please present us with an easy to understand five-point-plan to replace it. Starting points are:
- Permit sales of insurance across state lines. More competition. Lower costs.
- Permit health savings accounts that let users determine how they want to spend their healthcare dollars.
- Don’t mandate coverage. Let users decide what they want.
- Establish high risk pools via the states.
- Extend health insurance tax deductions to everyone, not just businesses and the self-employed.
Sit down NOW, work out your five-point-plan and present it clearly so people will understand that it permits choice and costs them less! In short,
Think with your head but talk from your heart!
Stress the benefits of your plan to the voters. They are still in shock over losing their insurance and/or having to pay more for less coverage. They want solutions to their health care insurance needs. Your five-point-plan will do just that, if the voters understand how it will benefit them!
Other Targets of Opportunity
People are annoyed with too much government in their lives. Here are a few other areas to attack that will gain voter interest and support.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has projected $200 – $250 billion of wasted government spending. If the government was run like a business, the CEO would be attacking this to reduce our deficit. However, most government agencies could care less.
It’s the President’s job, as CEO of the USA, to attack this problem. He won’t. Republicans, who control the House, should have a series of hearings uncovering this waste and make it a campaign issue.
The “Regulators” have become the fourth branch of government. The legislature passes complicated laws then the regulators make them more complex and punitive.
Republicans should be for “rational regulations” and against punitive regulations.
For example, the Heritage Foundation reports that on New Year’s Day, 2014 the government will ban the use of 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs. What is the next “Freedom” the government is going to take away???
Republicans have rich targets of opportunity to campaign on. However, they don’t need to come up with 50+ examples. Limit it to five or six domestic, pocket-book issues that voters can relate to; i.e. higher health care costs, higher gas prices, etc.
And, always relate the benefits to the voters of the changes you want to make. People want solutions. They are desperate for strong leadership, so the Republicans should always stress “what’s in it for the people” when the solutions are enacted.
Remember Republicans…you have to be in power to change outcomes!!!