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Chris Chocola: What GOP Does With New Power Is Key

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 02:30 PM

The electorate rejected President Barack Obama's policies because they finally got to feel the effects of them, but the question is what will the GOP do with its new-found power, says former Indiana Rep. Chris Chocola and president of the Club for Growth.

"The electorate has seen the result of liberal policies," Chocola told J.D. Hayworth and Francesca Page on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Wednesday.

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"They were passed before 2012, but they didn't take effect until after the 2012 election, and now this is the first election that we've actually seen the results and really the growing incompetence of a huge, intrusive government," he explained.

"The electorate is pretty smart," he said. "They decided to reject that."

"They put the Republicans back in the majority, and the question now is what will the Republicans do with that majority?" he added. "That's the critical question."

According to Chocola,"either the Republicans will sit in the Senate and they'll pass good things, but really small ball like the medical device tax repeal or they'll march down to the White House and they'll plop a pro-growth tax reform bill on the president's desk and say, 'What do you want to do with this, Mr. President?'

"I hope it's the latter," said the head of the Club for Growth, an influential Washington think tank that pushes free enterprise policies.

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"I hope they lead in a pro-growth direction," he added. "I hope they actually do what they say they are going to do if they had the privilege of being back in the majority."

However, he says that it's "not likely" that Obama will be willing to work with the new Republican majority.

"If the Republicans provide a clear and obvious choice on the direction the country could take if we had pro-growth policies enacted, if we had a pro-growth tax reform, if we had a comprehensive energy policy that took advantage of the tremendous opportunities we have in this country to lower our energy costs and export energy to other countries, we could see robust 4 percent growth is very attainable," he explained.

"But we need a president in the White House that's willing to embrace and support those policies," he said.

Obama was scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon, in which "we may get an indication of his attitude and the direction that he's going to take in the final two years of his presidency."

However, Chocola contends that according to his "observation of the first six years, it doesn't provide a lot of hope that he will say, 'OK, I get it, the American people aren't supporting my agenda, I'll compromise and work with the Republicans to get our economy back on track, get job creation back underway and get out of the way of hindering businesses opportunity to grow and employ people.'"

"What I hope the Republicans make clear over the next two years is that a president that does support those policies would be very good for America, and give Americans a clear and obvious choice in 2016 on a president that will support it versus a president that would not support and the difference on economic growth and prosperity that that would result in," he added.

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The electorate rejected President Barack Obama's policies because they finally got to feel the effects of them, but the question is what will the GOP do with its new-found power, says former Indiana Rep. Chris Chocola and president of the Club for Growth.
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