What is the Republican Party for?

This is a major query, and I’ve what turns out a solution.  But it diverges lovely sharply from the advertising and marketing messages despatched out from GOP HQ.  If we glance again over the previous 8 years at the large image messaging – why the GOP mentioned that we will have to vote for them – we see one thing like this:

2010: We must repeal Obamacare!  We cannot do the rest with out controlling the House of Representatives!

2014: We must repeal Obamacare!  We cannot do the rest with out controlling the Senate!

2016: We must repeal Obamacare!  We cannot do the rest with out controlling the White House!

There’s extra, in fact – run away deficits being one that was once a lot mentioned.

So what have we observed?  Well, there used to be a large tax reduce.  And Trump has gotten a host of Executive Branch rules killed.  The economic system’s doing lovely smartly for a metamorphosis.  Trump appears to be chopping some industry offers, the usage of price lists as a large negotiating stick.  And Trump appointed a host of judges, no less than till GOP Senator Jeff Flake put a prevent to confirmations on his approach out of the Senate.

Other than the tax reduce, it kind of feels like several Trump, all the time.

Other than tax cuts, the GOP appears to be going in the approach: no Obamacare repeal, no immigration clarification (let by myself a wall).  The listing reputedly is going on and on.  Flake is hanging a hang on new judges to get a invoice handed protective the Muller investigation, for crying out loud.

Remember when the Democrats took over in 2009?  They had an schedule able to head.  The GOP in 2016?  Err, now not such a lot.

So what is going on?  I imagine that the solution lies in Jerry Pournelle’s Iron Law Of Bureaucracy:

Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that during any bureaucratic group there will likely be two sorts of other people”:

First, there will likely be those that are dedicated to the targets of the group. Examples are devoted school room academics in an academic paperwork, lots of the engineers and release technicians and scientists at NASA, even some agricultural scientists and advisors in the former Soviet Union collective farming management. 

Secondly, there will likely be the ones devoted to the group itself. Examples are lots of the directors in the schooling machine, many professors of schooling, many academics union officers, a lot of the NASA headquarters personnel, and so forth.

The Iron Law states that during each case the 2d team will acquire and stay regulate of the group. It will write the laws, and regulate promotions inside the group.

The Iron Law says that the GOP will serve as to preferentially advance itself, relatively than its said targets.  If you have a look at the cash flowing into its coffers (and extra importantly, who is paying that), it turns into transparent that the GOP will paintings in opposition to crony capitalist, large industry, globalist targets.

Just like the Democratic Party.

No Obamacare repeal?  Of direction now not, as a result of Obamacare used to be handiest the first step in opposition to European taste executive supplied healthcare.  Big industry cherished this as a result of it will cut back their base line (medical health insurance advantages are a large annual price to them).  No wall?  Of direction now not, as a result of unlawful immigrants depress wages, making improvements to their base line.

The prices in their coverage personal tastes are moderately or in large part borne by way of others: if does not harm the large industry if 60% of illegals cross on welfare.  Sure, taxes cross up and executive products and services cross down for voters in those locales, however the corporate’s base line advanced, did not it?

You can cross on an on with those examples, however it all boils right down to how each events have offered out to world industry.  The hypocrisy is as sturdy on the Democratic Party’s aspect – the concept that they are going to do the rest for the “Little Guy” is amusing – however that is actually a put up for any other day.  For now, we’re going to simply go away it at this:

— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) December 6, 2018

Which brings us to Donald Trump who turns out greater than the rest to be a reactionary, seeking to roll again the ultimate 30 years by way of drive of will by myself.  Looking at how tousled issues have transform, that is perhaps now not a foul factor however he is kind of on his personal.

None of this appears sustainable to me.  Trump is Trump, however no guy lives ceaselessly.  He does not appear to be remaking the birthday party, and so as soon as he is long gone it kind of feels that we’re going to be again to the march in opposition to immiseration by way of the Big Government/Crony Capitalist alliance.