Tuesday’s off-year election victories for Republicans in Virginia and New Jersey should send a caution signal to Democrats who run Congress and President Obama: You’ve gone too far left, come back to the center-right, where the majority of the country’s voters are.
Frankly, I’m horrified at the Democrats’ idea of health care reform. And their cap and trade energy bill is even worse.
Both bills will punish the middle class as well as the small and medium sized businesses that employ them. New taxes, reductions in Medicare and mind-numbing bureaucracy are not my idea of reform. Millions of jobs are at stake. And their health care bill does not come close to covering everybody.
At this point, “No” is the appropriate answer to Democratic bills on health care and energy. I think that’s what voters in Virginia and New Jersey were saying. (Results from NY 23 congressional race have not come in yet.)