MEMORANDUM BY STEVE FORBES





March 21, 1997


TO: REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS AND CONSERVATIVE LEADERS

FROM: STEVE FORBES, HONORARY CHAIRMAN, AMERICANS FOR HOPE, GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY

SUBJECT: ACT LIKE A MAJORITY


Congressional Republicans nearly destroyed their party this week by effectively giving up the fight for tax cuts and tax simplification. Voters can rightly ask: For what purpose did we elect a Republican Congress? Are Republicans there to act as tax collectors for the welfare state?

Republicans must now take the initiative on the Budget, Tax Simplification, Social Security, Health care, Medicare, Education, Crime and Foreign Policy.

For inspiration, look at what foes of infanticide, euphemistically termed partial birth abortion, were able to achieve with a clear sense of mission and energy.

Republicans should bring the same kind of positive, bold energy to their issues. That will improve the lives of and opportunity for tens of millions of Americans.

Why act like whipped dogs, waiting for Bill Clinton to take the lead? Just imagine Republicans waiting for leadership from Bill Clinton!!

This passivity and timidity must go. Otherwise voters will soon say, "It's time for you to go!"

We have the right philosophy, right principles, the right policies.

Let's go with it!

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