March 14, 2010

Continued evidence of Teaparty Patriot Group's continued Nationalist Bias in 'Contract from America'

While spending the weekend in Ottawa getting up to speed on the Canadian conservative movement, I was heartened to read this article today about the evolution of the conservative movement south of the border.

Apparently Tea Partiers have decided to focus on economic issues and eschew social conservatism as the basis of their movement. They are crafting a "Contract from America", modeled on the Republican Contract With America, which successfully advanced a number of conservative reforms, including welfare reform, when the GOP controlled Congress in the 1990's.

"We should be creating the biggest tent possible around the economic conservative issue," said Ryan Hecker, the organizer behind the Contract From America. "I think social issues may matter to particular individuals, but at the end of the day, the movement should be agnostic about it. This is a movement that rose largely because of the Republican Party failing to deliver on being representative of the economic conservative ideology. To include social issues would be beside the point."

Don't know what this will mean for Sarah Palin, but it is heartening to those who feel that fiscal prudence, not hot button moral issues, should be at the core of rebuilding the American right.

Some of the Contract's planks include:

  • Doing away with earmarks
  • Limiting the growth of federal spending to inflation plus the percentage of population growth
  • Requiring a two-thirds majority for any tax increase
  • Scrapping the tax code and replacing it with one no longer than 4,543 words (a number chosen to match the length of the Constitution, unamended. I wish them luck on that one.)

While social conservative issues are still being discussed, they are not dominating ...full article here

my comment:
The fear of this Teaparty being a conservative Nationalist front is still evident in this citing: "Scrapping the tax code and replacing it with one no longer than 4,543 words".
The document that fits the number of words for this is the flat income tax.  That is the plan that continues the current power structure of lobbyist controlled DC.  It also points to the clear reason as to why, prior to the 2010 CPAC, TeaParty Patriots pulled from the voting the two to one favorite of Patriot voters supporting FairTax as the plan to use in changing the Federal Tax Structure.  The Flat income tax received hardly any votes of support and thus those who favor keeping the Federal Government headed in the direction of total Nationalism is fact, not a guess.  To claim that it was pulled to leave room for opening the debate on changing the tax structure by inclusion of other plans is a lot of BS. 
It is clear that Dick Armey, Newt Gingrich, and the rest of the Nationalists fear FairTax completely enough to pull this subversion of the truth hiding the fact that the vast majority of Teaparty Patriots support .

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