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David Brooks Gives Some Advice to the Republican Party Going Forward

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Very enlightening piece by David Brooks called The Party of Work which adumbrates the reasons why hard-working industrious immigrants aren’t siding with the Republican Party.

“More important, people in these groups are facing problems not captured by the fundamental Republican equation: more government = less vitality.”

“Moreover, when they look at the things that undermine the work ethic and threaten their chances to succeed, it’s often not government. It’s a modern economy in which you can work more productively, but your wages still don’t rise. It’s a bloated financial sector that just sent the world into turmoil. It’s a university system that is indispensable but unaffordable. It’s chaotic neighborhoods that can’t be cured by withdrawing government programs.”

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“Some Republicans argue that they can win over these rising groups with a better immigration policy. That’s necessary but insufficient. The real problem is economic values.”

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