If you consider yourself to be a moderate voter, and you're even thinking of voting for any Republican this year, you really should reconsider. Just about any of our political ills currently can be traced directly to Republicans. You can't possibly look at the GOP’s recent record and think of voting for one, if you are a person with a conscience. Even on the debt, which the seem obsessed about, is mostly huge because of them. We had a balanced budget before Bush was "elected," and no one was complaining about their tax bill. Yet Bush cut taxes and started two wars without paying for them, and exploded the deficit, even before he broke the economy. Even when Republicans "fixed" Medicare, they did so withoutpaying for the fix, and it took Democrats to fix that.
Make no mistake; pretty much everything Willard Romney has proposed this year is re-hashed Bush policy. He wants to cut taxes to the bone. He wants to deregulate the financial services industry. He wants to start a war, only this time, the country’s name will end in “n” instead of “q." Basically, he wants us all to relive the Bush years. Are our memories that short? It’s only been four years, and we haven’t fully recovered, even now.
This isn’t just about Romney and the presidency. The entire Republican Party has demonstrated that it couldn’t care less about anyone except the very rich. Consider their current record in Congress. The 112th Congress is the worst in history, on a number of levels, and it can all be traced to the GOP and its teabagger wing.