Is there a reason to vote Republican again?

Besides keeping Democrats from taxing and spending our economy into the toilet and confiscating our only means of protecting ourselves from our government and criminals, I can't think of a positive reason to vote for Republicans again.

Republicans had seven years to keep their campaign promises.

They had seven years to formulate a plan to repeal and replace the unconstitutional government takeover of our health care system.

They had seven years to come up with a much-needed tax overhaul on which they could all agree.

And they had seven years to have those bills ready for a Republican president's signature after noon, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

They didn't do what they said they would do. My clients would fire me for that.

Unfortunately, it looks like some Republicans may truly believe the federal government should control the health insurance industry. They think they should “do something” to lower costs. They don’t understand that's not what happens when government gets involved. Just look at the VA for an example of government competence running health care.

Some Republicans may truly believe taxes are their money and not ours. And adopting the idiotic language of the left when talking about tax reform is stupid. As is typical with incompetent Republican marketing, they’re playing semantic tax language games in the naive hope that Democrats and the media will like them. Note to Republicans: people don’t care about loopholes; they only care about paying less.

All that, coupled with a few Republican senators who didn't keep their word because their huge egos and personal dislike of the communication style of the man who would gladly repeal Obummercare and give us a sane tax plan, I can't think of a good reason to vote Republican again.

Michael Fiala, Clear Lake

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