Buck: The Republican Party no longer has a vision for a better America – Colorado News

Buck: The Republican Party no longer has a vision for a better America – Colorado News

The Republican Party is dead.

At one time, the blood of the people coursed through its veins, enlivening the party with their values and virtues, their goals and dreams. The party became its own energizing force, compelling people to sacrifice for a higher moral purpose.

But today’s Republican Party abandoned these people. It no longer represents their values. It no longer has a vision for a better America. And no one is stepping up to provide that vision.

Republicans carried a strong vision and values into unified government six months ago. We championed principles like limited government, job creation, border security, and budget balancing. We promised to repeal Obamacare, enact tax reform, and roll back burdensome federal regulations.

But what have we done? Congress passed an omnibus spending bill that betrays our values. A replacement for Obamacare lies dead on the Senate floor. We’ve heard about tax reform but seen nothing yet. Immigration reform is talked about more on Fox News than it is on the House floor.

After eight years of assuring that unified Republican government would allow for conservative policy, our Republican Congress has accomplished little, except for passing a spending bill that shackles the aspirations of future generations with crippling debt.


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