The Republican Party has created lots of employment for people who want to run for office and be part of the government.
And yet, the Republicans are always out to abolish government, even though they are part of it!
Going back to 2012 and even further back as far as the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and even earlier to Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, and actually even earlier with James K. Polk and Abraham Lincoln, the Republicans would love to abolish (in no special order):
The Internal Revenue Service–Wilson
The Social Security System–FDR
The Department of Labor–Wilson
Mine Safety and Health Administration–Carter
Occupational Safety and Health Administration–Nixon
National Labor Relations Board–FDR
The Department of Commerce–TR
The Department of Health and Human Services–Ike and then Carter reorganization
The Food and Drug Administration–TR
The Medicare System–JFK and LBJ
State Children’s Health Insurance Program–Clinton
Affordable Health Care Act–Obama
The Department of Education–Ike and then Carter reorganization
Federal Aid To Education—Ike
The Department of Agriculture–Lincoln
The Department of Energy–Carter
The Department of Housing and Urban Development–JFK and LBJ
Civil Rights Acts—Ike, JFK, and LBJ
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity–LBJ
The Department of the Interior–Polk
The Environmental Protection Agency–Nixon
Bureau of Land Management–Truman
National Park Service–Wilson
Federal Emergency Management Agency–Carter
Consumer Product Safety Commission–Nixon
Corporation for Public Broadcasting–LBJ
National Endowment for the Arts–LBJ
National Endowment for the Humanities–LBJ
Federal Reserve System–Wilson
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau–Obama
United States Postal Service–Nixon
Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)–Nixon
This is a list of 33 government agencies and programs that the Republican Party, at different times, and particularly during Presidential and Congressional campaigns, has promoted that we abolish!
The following Presidents were responsible for these government agencies and programs:
James K. Polk–1 Abraham Lincoln–1–TR—2–Wilson–4–FDR–2–Truman–1–Ike–4—JFK–3—LBJ–8—Nixon–5—Carter–5–Clinton–1—Barack Obama–2.
So THIRTEEN Presidents of both parties—nine Democrats and four Republicans— have presided over the creation of government agencies and programs that have made life better for the American people!
If one gave the Republican Party total control, we would see our government decimated, and only private corporations and the greed of the elite upper class would rule and regulate every aspect of American life!
Watching the South Carolina GOP debate yesterday, this is always their game plan–abolish, abolish, abolish! Hate government, undermine government, defund government, fear government, distrust government!
Why do the Republicans advocate all this, and yet wish to be the government?
The answer is that their hatred and suspicion of government is promotion of anarchy and chaos, without regulation to promote a level playing field, and give average Americans a fair shake and the possibility of advancement!
This is why the Republican Party cannot be entrusted with control of the executive branch, as that is one way, no matter what happens with the Congress, to protect the government agencies that have made life better for vast numbers of Americans in the last century and even earlier!