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Campus Question – November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012

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Campus Question – November 19, 2012

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On Saturday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) deflected Mitt Romney’s talk of voters choosing leaders who promise to help hardworking families, saying “I don’t believe that’s true. I can’t believe that’s true.” Today Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK) joined a growing list of GOP governors refusing to set up state health insurance exchanges, saying the ACA program “does not benefit Oklahoma taxpayers.” Yet a new economic index found that “states that invest in their citizens end up having better economies.” Will the GOP soften their platform of wealth privilege by 2016?

  • NCrissieB

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  • NCrissieB

    The comments in the Bloomberg article about that new economic index are … revealing. The study’s authors must be Democrats, or Ivy League elitists, and someone lives in Massachusetts and who cares about median income because the cost of living is high and businesses are leaving no matter what the statistics say and …

    … you can probably recite the litany of free market fundamentalism as well as I can. The point is, states that invest in their people can’t be doing better than states with minimal government and that’s just that, period, end of story. Oh, and who said economic mobility is such a good thing anyway?

    In short, no, I don’t think the GOP will soften their platform on wealth privilege. They may try to package it better, but I don’t see them budging from their belief that God The Free Market Father chose the rich and the poor, and government should not intervene except to make damn sure the poor don’t steal from the rich….

  • I think they’ll have to be slapped hard in the 2014 mid-terms for that that to start happening. Although they’re flailing around at the moment, everything seems to run around the “new” idea to slap “compassionate” in combination with the “same old, same old.” :roll:

    On other news, mandatory Thanksgiving season reading: Helen Philpot’s Thanksgiving Letter to the family (2012 edition.) 😆

  • Jim W

    Correlation does not indicate causation.

    I see no reason for Republicans to assume that support for hard working families would lead to election victorys.