Not too long ago, the Republican Party created a web site called America Speaking Out. It’s a site that is supposed to be an “opportunity to change the way Congress works by proposing ideas for a new policy agenda.”
The implicit promise is that Republicans will pay attention to the ideas on the web site, and see which ones participants approve of, and then adjust their policies accordingly. How credible is that promise?
Well, if the Republicans really want to use America Speaking Out to adjust their agenda into something in accord with what participants really want, the Republicans in Congress should soon start introducing legislation to tax churches. After all, one of the most active policy proposals on America Speaking out is the following:
“Tax Churches. Most are just a money making scheme for those in control of them. Use said money to decrease the weight of taxes on average every day Americans. Also prevent institutions from mixing god with education if they do it on the public dole.”
A solid majority of America Speaking Out participants support this idea. So, will the Republican Party start promoting it, or is America Speaking Out just a marketing gimmick?