America is focused on the Presidential election with good reason. The current occupant of the White House has a history of malaise and runs counter to our Constitution. Our country, our children's future deserves Mitt Romney.
Now, what is equally important on Election Day 2012? Assuring Republican control of the United States Senate. This is a must win to facilitate fiscal, policy and political control in Washington, D.C. With the prospects in motion for a Republican White House and Republican majority in the House of Representatives, control of the Senate is essential to enact free market principles and restore America's financial future.
For six years now the Democrats have ruled the roost of the Senate. Senator Harry Reid has exerted his power for years as Majority Leader. His actions have stonewalled the House's efforts to restore sanity to a bicameral legislature riddled with policy pitfalls. Bill after bill has been approved and sent to Harry Reid for action from the House. Reid has played his political cards to the last hand. And, at the expense of the American taxpayer.
Here are 5 important actions that necessitate Republican control of the U.S. Senate for the elections of 2012:
Financial sanity: This is a priority action item of the new Senate. For over three years the Harry Reid led Senate has failed to produce a budget. However, the House has sent numerous budget bills for consideration. Harry Reid has orchestrated enough Continuing Resolutions and debt ceiling votes which have driven up our national debt to over $16 Trillion.
A Republican led Senate will need to act quickly and in concert with the House and Romney to address sequestration failures, debt controls and taxation policy changes. The need for quick action on taxes and sequestration will be to avoid significant disruption to the American economy. This is provided that a lame duck session under Harry Reid will generate a less than effective patch on expiring tax policy on January 1.
Ending Obamacare: The new Senate must work quickly and unison with the House to implement a full repeal of the "Affordable" Health care Act. Action must be taken to dismantle the Act. The immediate repeal will reassure businesses that the extreme expense and restriction of the Act will not harm their ability to produce jobs or expand business operations. In addition, a quick repeal will send a clear signal to health care providers and insurance companies that undue regulation will be ended. Further, Republican Senators and candidates will be able to return $716 Billion in Medicare funds to seniors.
Treaty control: This is more of a fail safe position should the Presidency continue under Obama. Should Obama enact treatises such as the United Nation's International Arms Treaty and/or the Law of the Sea Treaty, a Republican led Senate would be in position to vote down such proposals. These treatises would limit Constitutional rights to bear arms and to engage in international trade.
Policy work: The Senate will need to work on several bills with the House to counter the past, sloth work of Harry Reid. Including extensive work to address: Free market principles for business and health care, immigration reform, tax policy, cyber security, rebuilding our national power grid, and unleashing America's energy resources.
Supreme Court confirmations: This is the most important aspect of control of the Senate. Currently, the nation's high court is barely under conservative control. Four of the Supreme Court justices are age 74 or higher. There is a high probability that two justices, Ginsburg and Kennedy, will retire in the next 2-4 years. Republicans will be a safe guard in the Senate to assure conservative nominees advance. Therefore, having a Republican controlled Senate will be key to assuring a conservative based court.
The election of 2012 presents a tremendous opportunity for American voters to assure the United States Senate becomes a functional part of our Republic. With Republican control, America will be in a positive position to address our debt, repeal Obamacare, enact free market ideals, and assure a conservative Supreme Court.