Skip to comments.Thoughts On The House GOP As It Prepares For Its Annual Retreat
Posted on 01/16/2014 3:23:20 PM PST by Hojczyk
Both immigration and tax reform are said to be on the agenda for the upcoming House retreat. Lame duck Ways and Means Chair David Camp is going to try again to persuade House GOP members that their voters back home really really want to give up their home mortgage deduction and charitable deductions even though no one no one has ever campaigned on that plan as the centerpiece of their bids for Congress. Camp wants to impose it on voters as good for them when all voters want is for government to be cut and to kill off Obamacare.
The vast majority would support regularization of all but the criminal element among illegal aliens but the vast majority the vast majority want a long strong, double-sided fence as an obvious irreversible commitment to stopping the problem of unchecked immigration from happening again. Again and again conservatives applaud the long, strong, high fence rhetoric and again and again they are told they are wrong, that such a fence isnt needed, it wont work, and to shut up and sit down.
How to explain this? How can them House GOP get the military pensions decision so wrong, the tax issue so wrong, the border fence so wrong? Why, in a phrase, are they deaf to what 90% of their core constituents and activists want?
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Leave it to the GOP to have a regularly scheduled “retreat”! [facepalm] Somebody tell them to schedule a “victory” or a “rout”, or at least an “advance” annually.
I was posting the other day that I heard the white flag factory burned down and Congressional RINO’s would be unable to negotiate on legislation till it was rebuilt.
They do retreat a lot.
Yeah, I thought they had already retreated.
by their reckoning, it’s advancing in another direction.
They retreat so much, I’m at a loss to even define “retreat” from their current position.
Ska-rew deducting the interest, that's just a big giveaway to the mortgage industry. It is of no value to me.
Let me deduct the principal.
Better yet, let me deduct both.
Oceania has always been retreating from Eurasia.
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Waddaya mean “annual” ?
GOPe is in full retreat on a daily basis...
Here’s a “thought”. Don’t come back.
If by “annual” you mean “continuous.”
I thought the exact same thing.
Just stopped by to see people mock the headline. FReepers rarely fail.
Capital gains need to be tied to the real inflation over the total lenght of time of owenership. Taxing “gains” on real estate held for decades is a viciou, virtual rape.
Capital gains need to be tied to the real inflation over the total length of time of ownership. Taxing “gains” on real estate held for decades is a vicious, virtual rape.
The GOPe has joined the Rats and formed the uniparty. Conservatives in the GOP are a minority of the minority and should really be somewhere else planning their own resistance to Washington.
ANNUAL republican retreat? What the hell are they talking about ?
The republicans are in a CONSTANT state of retreat.
No need for one more retreat. They do that on a daily basis.