In late March, very soon after the passage of Obamacare, I wrote a post highlighting how Republican candidates must not get distracted and pull focus away from the most important issue facing Americans right now – the Jobs Crisis and the economy.
We can’t forget that the GOP already has a winning issue for November: the Stimulus.
The $862 billion stimulus, a Democrat-owned initiative that spends more than the entire Iraq War has cost since its inception, has failed.
Come the fall, with unemployment still high, there will be no doubt that the stimulus failed to do what Democrats promised it would do.
Additionally, all polls point to a public who has already bought into that perception. But by focusing all our energy on a health care repeal, we are wasting a valuable political opportunity.
Well, we just got a bit more ammo.
In latest quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics, the index that measures employment showed job growth for the first time in two years — but a majority of respondents felt the fiscal stimulus had no impact.
NO impact? Zero? Zilch? And that comes from the very guys who know this stuff like the back of their hand?
And fortunately, it looks like Republicans are prioritizing how they should.
In an article yesterday by Ed Gillespie entitled, “No Deficit of Republicans Running on the Economy”, he states:
Republican Matt Gaetz in Florida’s Fourth House District recently became the 51st Republican to win a state legislative special election since President Barack Obama’s election. The overwhelmingly successful campaign was centered on the economy. “As we watch Democrats preside over the massive expansion of government in Washington and the explosion of deficits and the national debt, Matt believes that the growth of government at all levels should be limited,” said the campaign. “Matt Gaetz is a fiscal conservative who understands government must live within it means.”
The bottom line is that voters are deeply concerned about out-of-control spending and job-killing tax hikes. It’s an issue that affects all levels of government. Republicans are on the same page as the voters, and winning elections now in the lead-up to November based on that shared concern.
We have them where we want them. And if we want to finally return this country to its fiscally conservative roots, we cannot relent.