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A Litmus Test For Prospective Republican Congressional Candidates

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To qualify to be a candidate and run for the U.S. Congress as a Republican is not an easy task these days, even for those with seemingly impeccable credentials. You have to be a special breed of American, one who will commit to a rigid, unbending, uncompromising political ideology like no other. And, above all, you must be prepared to take and pass a special litmus test before you can even be considered.

 

So here is that special litmus test that has been specifically designed for potential GOP candidates who wish to enter the U.S. Congress. Interested individuals must take this difficult test and answer the following very pertinent questions to determine if they are in full agreement with the twisted political ideology of the GOP.

 

*Will you do all that you can to destroy Social Security? Do you agree with the Republican stance that this government "entitlement" program that has benefited many millions of Americans should be totally eliminated and the funds that citizens have contributed over the years should be transferred into a new program that will invest them in Wall Street stocks, bonds and derivatives? Are you cognizant of the fact that this must be done because the government refuses to repay the $2.5 trillion to the Social Security Trust Fund that it "borrowed" over the past decades?

 

*Will you band together with your Republican brothers to dismantle Medicare? Do you agree with the belief that this highly successful medical program that has probably saved or extended the lives of many millions of Americans must be eliminated? Do you further agree that government's involvement in any social program that benefits the American people is a dangerous socialist concept that violates the principles of the Ayn Rand doctrine?

 

*Will you solemnly swear to support John Boehner and his Tea Party tyrants to force this country into a financial catastrophe if those hated Democrats and their even more deeply hated President Obama refuse to repeal the Affordable Care Act, that hateful socialistic program we have labeled as ObamaCare? Will you do everything in your power to fight against any form of universal health care for all Americans because, as enlightened Americans know, it is not necessary as we already have the best and most inclusive system in the entire world?

 

*Will you commit yourself to the task of slashing the food stamp program that is helping 50 million struggling Americans to survive, 76% of recipients who are children, senior citizens and disabled Americans? That we need to get these kinds of Americans to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps instead of continuing to let the government and the taxpayers of America take care of them? Enough is enough.

 

*Will you join in the effort in which Republican governors and GOP-controlled state legislatures are passing numerous law that are clearly designed to suppress or eliminate the voting rights of many millions of Americans? Are you fully in agreement that this must be done to neutralize the growing power of the increasing numbers of minorities in this country who want nothing to do with and simply won't accept the Republican ideology?

 

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