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Conservative Reformists See Opportunity to Press New Agenda

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Sen. Mike Lee (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

By    |   Friday, 05 Aug 2016 11:09 AM

Thanks to the rise of Donald Trump, conservatives see the perfect storm of opportunity to reform the Republican Party's economic policies, according to a story in The New York Times.

On the one hand, Trump has aroused and engaged working class, uneducated whites in the country; on the other, the GOP nominee has been light on policy specifics on how to help them, the Times reports.

Enter the reformers.

"What we have going on right now, and Trump's position in the Republican Party, makes this recalibration that much more important, that much more urgent," Sen. Mike Lee told the Times.

What kind of policies are being considered to talk to Trump's base and not be the party of the 1 percent anymore? According to the Times, reformers are looking to:

  • Reject additional tax cuts those making more than $250,000
  • Expand tax breaks for low- to middle-income workers
  • Promote global trade agreements but support those displaced
  • Rule out privatizing Medicare and Social Security
  • Keep the Affordable Care Act but make needed revisions
  • Offer a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants

The reformers face flak from both sides — those in their own party accuse them of going too far left, those on the left accuse them of going too far right.

But at the end of the day, the reformers say, there's no going back, regardless of what happens with Trump in November.

"The breakdown of the working class was neglected," Robert Verbruggen wrote in The American Conservative. "There seems to have been little discussion of the economic anxieties of working families, the safety net or the drug epidemic sweeping rural America."

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