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#1 RebuildtheGOP

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:21 AM

From one of the Club for Growth's "Presidential White Papers":

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/whitepaper ... 137&id=922

"The Club for Growth is committed to reducing government spending. Less spending enhances economic growth by enabling lower taxes and diminishing the government’s economically inefficient allocation of resources."

"The Club for Growth is committed to lower taxes – especially lower tax rates – across the board. Lower taxes on work, savings, and investments lead to greater levels of these activities, thus encouraging greater economic growth."


The Club also thinks that Michele Bachmann of all people is insufficiently "conservative":

"Congresswoman Bachmann’s vote against President Obama’s stimulus and her subsequent criticism of the bill must be weighed against an atrocious vote: during the debate over the stimulus bill Congresswoman Bachmann joined 43 of the more fiscally liberal Republicans such as ex-Reps. Mike Castle and Mark Kirk in voting against an amendment by Rep. Randy Neugebauer to “strike the $355 billion in funding for discretionary programs in the bill.” In other words, Congresswoman Bachmann voted against eliminating the spending in the stimulus. Congresswoman Bachmann also wrote six letters after the passage of the stimulus to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood requesting stimulus grants for infrastructure projects in her congressional district."


Also:

"The Club for Growth supports broad school choice, including charter schools and voucher programs that create a competitive education market including public, private, religious, and non-religious schools. More competition in education will lead to higher quality and lower costs.'

There's no evidence whatsoever that putting schools into the free market actually gives kids a better education. What fucking shit.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:13 PM

Every time I hear "Club for Growth" I immediately think of the old "Hair Club for Men". Ad hominem and irrelevant, I realize, but true. :)

Yes, they just keep tacking further and further to the right. Everyone is, sadly. And not in a good way.

Meaning... there is valid criticism to be made about our debt, taxation and government intrusion. But the people complaining about it only really have a problem with these things because they aren't being done by their own guys. It's all about power.
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