Deroy Murdock: GOP should be party of big ideas, but it is failing
Why not start addressing entitlements by trimming Social Security and Medicare benefits for millionaires? Let Democratic class warriors scream otherwise.
Republicans still control the U.S. House, which they constantly forget. A vast network of free-market think tanks constantly offers limited-government ideas worth loudly advocating, adopting and sending to the Democratic-led Senate. Republicans there should introduce these as amendments. While Reid and Obama ultimately may resist, Republicans might as well try courageously to enact such policies. For now, the GOP's strategy of surrender generates laughter on the left and tears on the right.
Deroy Murdock is a Fox News contributor, a nationally syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service, and a media fellow with Stanford University's Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Email Deroy.Murdock@gmail.com.
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