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The Republican party is no longer serious

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16.05.2021

In 1994, Americans were presented with "A Contract with America" from Republican Leaders Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey. This policy document was a set of proposals inspired by President Ronald Reagan's 1985 State of the Union speech.. The "contract" was a detailed document of specific policies and actions that Republicans would advance if they took over the majority of the US House of Representatives. Many of these proposals made their way into actual laws.

Fast forward to today's Republican Party, and it's no longer a party of ideas and policy, nor do they even pretend to be.

Instead, the GOP has turned into a party of obstruction. Recently, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that "100% of my focus is standing up to this administration," meaning that his entire goal was blocking whatever the White House proposes. A few weeks ago, President Biden introduced his anticipated infrastructure plan to the American people, and upon the release of that plan it hit its first roadblock, as the GOP widely panned it.

I will admit there are aspects to the American Jobs Plan that I do not support. For example, I do not believe that child care and caregiving should be part of this bill. It should be a stand alone bill because it has nothing to do with infrastructure or creating infrastructure for the future, such as electric vehicles.........

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