Now on C-SPAN live this morning:
What is Wrong with the Right?
Moderator: Reihan Salam, National Review Online Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard Yuval Levin, National Affairs John Podhoretz, Commentary Magazine Joe Scarborough, MSNBCs Morning Joe Ross Douthat, New York Times
I’m watching this. So far, it seems like a lot of “Why don’t we consider liberal lite ideas, in a nut-shell.”
The tax-targeting discussion is a good one, but I’m not sure what they mean as they keep mentioning “new ideas.”
So far, their “new ideas” seem to be summarized being open to liberal-lite policies.
Earlier they said, “so what would you replace Obama-care with, that is something the party has to bring to the table.”
Am I nuts for thinking, Ummm how about mal-practice and tort reform, government corporate tax breaks for companies that offer sound medical coverage from the private market to their employees? These things would cover two bases; cutting corporate taxes thus encouraging business founding and investment, as well as helping people have opportunity to receive better and better health care from their employer (the better the health care offered, the higher the corporate tax break). The break could come on the payroll tax side, since that is linked to expenditure on each employee.
Please, am I off base here, or aren’t these things I’ve mentioned some of the things that should be being discussed?