Must Read: GOP Charge up Capitol Hill

Fred Barnes has a must read piece in today’s Wall Street Journal outlining how House Republicans will work to change Washington next year.

But the political culture of the country has changed and House Republicans intend to take full advantage of the new conservative mood. Even now they’re ready to join Senate Republicans to block the spending surge that Democrats are trying to slip through the lame duck Congress this week.

The new political imperative would seem to require that. Public sentiment now strongly favors cuts in spending, less government, and a shift in power to the states.

The Republicans’ strategy is to use the House as a battering ram to force their proposals and ideas to the top of Washington’s list of priorities. By passing spending cuts—a new one every week—and curbs on government activism, the goal is to put Democrats and the president on the defensive.

By all accounts, this is a unique historic moment and it is incumbent upon newly elected conservatives to seize it, rejecting the Washington establishment and embracing the will of the people.

Legislative sausage-making like the tax deal, the chit-trading associated with New START and the earmarks in the omnibus frustrate Americans.  They wonder if folks in Washington truly understand the sentiment of the American people.

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6 thoughts on “Must Read: GOP Charge up Capitol Hill

  1. I heard on a Democatic radio show a congressman saying how great the dems were. He stated they passed 300 bills…NOW just how much taxes go along with this …Question..WHO will dig and find this out…I’d sure like to know this. Anyone else interested, or curiouse???

  2. I heard on a Democatic radio show a congressman saying how great the dems were. He stated they passed 300 bills…NOW just how much taxes go along with this …Question..WHO will dig and find this out…I’d sure like to know this. Anyone else interested, or curiouse???

  3. Why should congressmen and senators get huge salaries, better healthcare than the rest of us, and huge pension benefits?

    Elected congressmen and senators should not be paid more than the average military service personnel.

    Elected officials should have to look to the VA for medical care.

    Elected officials should get 100% of their retirement benefit through social security

  4. Why should congressmen and senators get huge salaries, better healthcare than the rest of us, and huge pension benefits?

    Elected congressmen and senators should not be paid more than the average military service personnel.

    Elected officials should have to look to the VA for medical care.

    Elected officials should get 100% of their retirement benefit through social security

  5. To cut government expenditures and increase the value of every citizens retirement income, we need to privatize social security, with individual ownership of retirement savings accounts. Individuals should be allowed to direct the investments in these accounts, within tight rule sets.

    The government has demonstrated incompetence in managing social security. We cannot allow the government to continue as in the past.

  6. To cut government expenditures and increase the value of every citizens retirement income, we need to privatize social security, with individual ownership of retirement savings accounts. Individuals should be allowed to direct the investments in these accounts, within tight rule sets.

    The government has demonstrated incompetence in managing social security. We cannot allow the government to continue as in the past.

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