The latest tax reform proposed by Mike Lee and Marco Rubio has already been revealed to be nothing more that a huge tax-cut plan that reduces the Federal reserve by a whopping $2.4 trillion dollars over the next ten years. This large tax cut will benefit one particular group again, and surely alienate more voters who are not willing to line the pockets of the richest any longer.
3. Sending More Troops to Iraq
Whether or not you think that the war powers enacted by President Obama that targeted ISIS were enough, the Republicans think that more ground troops should be deployed much sooner than later. Although President Obama thinks that the war should be left to King Abdullah II, Republicans want faster and a more powerful presence in Iraq. ISIS is a group of outlaws, and King Abdullah II believes he has what it takes to win his war, without the excessive ground troops and airstrikes many Republicans are proposing. While President Obama has been trying to bring our troops home and allow other countries to fight and handle their own wars, the Republican party feels that in order to protect the security of American and every American citizen, we need to increase the ground troop presence, especially in Iraq.
4. Taking Away Health Care Coverage
Although the Affordable Care Act has been a hot-button subject for most of the two terms for President Obama, the bottom line is more people today have coverage than ever before. The Republicans, however, feel that they did not have an adequate chance to vote down the act, and want a second chance to reform health care for all Americans. Going back to the Bush administration, almost eight million Americans lost their health care coverage as they saw their premiums skyrocket. When Republicans were pushed to reform the bills, they simply passed an unfunded expansion of the Medicare system. The simple truth is that once the Affordable Care Act was passed health insurance premium growth has basically stalled. Even as thirteen million Americans took advantage of the lower health care, the country spent $600 million dollars less than we did only a few years ago.