The One Question Every GOP Voter Should Ask
There is one question every voter should ask before casting a vote for any GOP candidate.
What is the plan?
Perhaps you support the ideology. In the past, the Republican Party stood for smaller government, fiscal conservatism, law and order.
Many voters, particularly the elderly, believe that these principles are shared among the GOP and there exists a playbook to make these lofty goals a reality. They cast their vote for any name with an R next to it believing in a roadmap to achieving the Party’s goals of “less government.”
Sure, they pay lip service to certain ideals, but what is the specific plan to implement it? Maybe it’s time to ask.
Regardless of the issue, if you believe the Republicans are going to:
• Protect Social Security and Medicare
• Make Government Smaller
• Lower Taxes
• Stop Illegal Immigration
• Fix Healthcare Costs
• End Abortion
Ask your candidate what is the Party’s plan to do that? Exactly how is this going to be achieved?
Stacking the courts is not going to be the end of abortion. Even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, history has shown us that women will take extreme measures to end an unwanted pregnancy – even travelling out of the country. What is the GOP plan to stop that? Spoiler alert – there isn’t one.
If none of the GOP goals were achieved during the Bush administration, when there was a Republican House and Senate, what plan has been drawn up since then?
Trump promised he had a much better plan for fixing healthcare, but we haven’t seen it. While many of us don’t like Obamacare, repealing the program without a replacement is creating an even bigger problem.
The millions of Americans diagnosed with COVID, hypertension, kidney disease, asthma, or diabetes will be virtually uninsurable once the GOP does away with protections for pre-existing conditions. The Republicans will be responsible for removing their coverage, so what is the plan to deal with these problems when people get sick?
Take a step back and look at the Trump administration. Does it seem like there are any new ideas or is the GOP simply running the same playbook from 30 years ago bent on stopping progress?
You may think it doesn’t matter if Trump personally doesn’t have a plan for protecting our troops, or for dealing with the pandemic, but understand there is no one overseeing our agencies, either. Most of the leadership in the federal government has quit or been removed. No one has a plan for anything, short of simply undoing Obama programs. You may even support this, but realize there is no plan to deal with the chaos this creates.
You might agree with undoing all the progress America has made in the past 50 years, so you are voting Republican. You may be voting to “own the libs.” You might think you are “winning.”
Should you win and get everything your heart desires, what is the plan to implement all these changes?
If you don’t know, maybe you should ask.
What is the plan?