Upon listening to Republican economists and some of the speakers at the CPAC convention, I think I better understand their vision for America. In a word, its bleak.
These people not only want to prevent health care reform and reduce national debt. They want to block any further government programs to save or create jobs. They want to allow market forces to correct the economy. Of course, they want to eliminate even more regulation, cut taxes and shrink government. Finally, they want to eliminate entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
Imagine what their vision would do for most Americans!
By most estimates, unemployment would rise to more than 15 percent. Of course, there would be no safety nets to help those without jobs or homes. Large corporations would continue to grow by swallowing weaker ones. And since corporations would be unregulated, they would not only influence Congress. They would virtually own it.
Hmmm, I always thought the definition of conservative is to preserve, save and protect. But to these people, it seems to mean quite the opposite.