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Etheridge opponents want to cut and run

confusedWe probably shouldn’t expect sensible policy proposals from someone who describes herself as a “tea party conservative”. But Renee Ellmers, the favorite Bob Etheridge opponent among Republican officials, offers no substance other than cutting taxes and running away from answering the tough questions her policies pose.

If she opposes deficit spending, as she suggests, then how would she pay for tax cuts that are “well beyond” the $2 trillion Bush giveaway to the wealthy? Ellmers won’t say.

She does say that she wouldn’t touch Social Security or Medicare and I’m assuming Ellmers would not want to reduce defense spending. And since she will not even touch Medicare she is clearly not committed to reducing health care spending. By protecting half of the federal budget she doesn’t leave much room to pay for her $3 trillion or $4 trillion in tax cuts.

Once in office you can’t run and hide from your proposals. So it would be nice to get some real answers before the election.

2 Comments


  1. Jack

    April 29, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Ellmers’ talk is big and bold but not straight forward as she would have people believe. Of course she would vote “. . . for across-the-board tax cuts for individuals and businesses,” but who are the individuals? When Republicans talk about cutting taxes they aren’t talking about Mr. & Mrs. America but rather the wealthy and corporations.

    She also says she opposes the Obama administration’s “redistribution of wealth” agenda. Sorry to tell her but the previous administration did that.

  2. John Gibbons

    June 14, 2010 at 8:29 am

    At least Ellmers won’t detain and kidnap a student who is filming him. That footage will cost Etheridge the election.

    youtube DOT com/watch?v=v60oNUoHBYM

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