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Indiana Governor To GOP Hopefuls: Stop Talking, Make A Plan

October 4, 2011 by  

Indiana Governor To GOP Hopefuls: Stop Talking, Make A Plan

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said in an interview what many Americans seem to be feeling about the 2012 GOP Presidential hopefuls’ constant rhetorical battle over Social Security: Stop talking until you have a real plan.

According to POLITICO, Daniels wants whoever wins the GOP’s nomination to be bold with ideas. He says simply offering talking points about Social Security does not cut it when addressing problems regarding the United States’ major financial problems.

“We should not scare people when there’s no reason to,” Daniels said when asked about Romney’s attacks on Perry over the Texas Governor’s critique of the entitlement. “I think it’s also fair to say, ‘Don’t stop at diagnosing the [Social Security] problem unless you’re prepared to say a few things about how we save the safety net.”

Daniels is not vying to get involved in the GOP primary and says he doubts he will be a Vice Presidential prospect, despite rumors. Daniels has offered affirmation to speculation that the ever-popular New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, may still throw himself into the race.

“I’m not taking ‘no’ from Christie; I’m taking ‘not yet,’” said Daniels recently.

Daniels’ reasoning behind wanting a candidate who is less rhetorical and more action oriented is outlined in his book Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans.

In his book Daniels writes:

Consequently, we have amassed a ruinous amount of national debt, current and committed, mathematically beyond the capacity of any economy to pay. This is a survival-level threat to the America we have known. Left unaddressed much longer, it will permanently hobble the prosperity engine that has made us the world’s great power and exemplar.

In calling for more action and less talk, Daniels said: “The situation we’re facing is incredibly urgent. It’s not ideological. It’s arithmetic.”

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Ted Crawford

    I think that Mr. Daniels, is wrong, on the VP issue! At least I hope so! We could do far worse than he, but very hard to do much better.
    He’s dead right on the SS issue!

  • peter

    You are quite right Mitch Daniels. The problem is that these prospects are all just whiners like the present occupant of the whitehouse and America is in the unenvious predicament of choosing between a bunch of losers as to who will lead them further down the slippery slope they are on right now. Not the president or any of the wannabees have the courage to get this runaway train back on the rails again. The political will, downright cussedness and burning desire to correct their mistakes and malpractices are just not there.
    If all the euphoria about the killing of a couple of ” terrorists” is the best we have, then we are definitely on the wrong road, especially when we have callously killed innocents in the process. That is something not to be proud of and one needs to ask. Who started the fight anyway? Are we so innocent as we proclaim to be? We need to remember that anything is true if we just believe it to be so.
    Is the potus or any of his proposed adversaries really ready to change the way that America behaves or are they all just the same old. My guess is the latter and we are all in for a hell of a ride. Hold on – the *?$* will hit the fan sooner than we think and hoping that this bunch of bickering clowns will prevent that is tantamount to thinking that Mars is made of honey. Somebody must be out there who is sincere and courageous but has not yet made their presence felt and without that someone we have had it. Bet on it!

  • eddie47d

    It’s like anything that get’s argued in politics. Everyone thinks they have the answer and only their answer is the right one. This time it’s the Republicans who are full of bluster and shooting poison darts to see where they will stick. Their solutions seem to be like the Wheel of Fortune trying to see where the arrow will land. Obama has also tried spinning that wheel and has landed on bankruptcy more than once. Yet the Republicans haven’t come up with a winner either.

  • Chuck

    OK folks quit telling me what is wrong with the other guy, what is wrong with the current sitting administration, we are all adults here and can watch the news.

    Time for cutting bait is done now fish!! In other words tell me your plan and be specific. Americans, regardless of party affilitations, deserve nothing less.

  • Jeffrey A. Williams

    I agree with this Gov. it is long past time to stop talking and start doing. I disagree that there is a need to cut SS, but rather to start paying back the now trillions that have been borrowed from the SS fund for decades and make substantial cuts in other areas to offset those costs and loans the USG made to itself out of the SS fund.

  • Patriot II

    The VERY BEST THING TO DO.. Is all of the Republican Candidates pool their Money for National Adds, and concentrate them all on Educating (exposing) the “Liberal Bias” in the Media to the American Public. The Liberal Media is the Real Opponent to them and the best friend of any Lib/Dem, let alone Obama. Conservatives do not have Ghost of a chance unless the Liberal Bias in the Media is Neutralized/exposed period!!!

  • larry

    Its really time for america as a whole to gets back to living within our means. Our society is to obsessed with borrowing now and promising to pay later for unrealistic material items and self gratification that ultimately never gets paid. Our government leader are so out of touch with reality its long overdue for lobbiest to be banned from washington as well has the republican and democratic party to be disbanned as well. Both parties have become to self indulged and only care about their affiliated party and special interest not for the commom goal and best interest of America and its people its absurd. We need to invest in education and infrastructure now for America to survive in the future. We have to restructure the tax rates for individuals and corporation as well. Until we get real americans back in politics AMERICA will never have change.

  • James

    Stop voting for the President and Vice-president, it just plays into their plans. People are too easily duped to vote for candidates like Obama – stop voting!


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