Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The 2012 Republican Platform

1. Higher taxes for poor and working people

2. Lower taxes for the rich

3. A "race to the bottom" for wages and benefits

4. Destroy public and private unions

5. Pass laws that make it easy for companies to send jobs overseas

6. Replace employer-provided health insurance with a tax deduction for individual "Health Savings Accounts" paid for by employees

7. "Free Market" healthcare with no regulation

8. Replace public education with private schools and home schooling

9. No investment in crumbling public infrastructure such as highways, bridges, and sewer systems

10. Pass laws and weaken regulations that enable companies to further pollute the environment

11. No research or investment in alternative energy sources

12. Increase "welfare for corporations" via defense spending

13. Suppress likely Democrat voters via photo ID laws, voter intimidation, and "scrubbing" voter lists

14. Divide the American people on cultural issues

15. Instill and stoke fear in the American public through manufactured crises. Then attack political opponents by claiming to be more "patriotic" and the protector of "American Values"

16. Incarcerate more people and privatize all prisons

17. Reduce veteran's benefits and services

18. Continue tax breaks for oil companies

19. No regulation of the financial sector

20. Finish the job of turning America into a combination of plutocracy, oligarchy, and theocracy.


21. War with Iran