Opinion: Republican presidential candidates don’t have much to offer

America has problems!

Specifically presidential candidate problems.  And even more specifically, Republican presidential candidates.

Donald Trump is the Republican front runner, and while entertaining, has failed to offer sensible solutions to our major problems.  Deporting over 10 million people the day he gets to be president, isn’t even remotely doable.

Taking people off of the tax rolls when we’re running budget deficits, is not a good idea.

Unlike Trump at many points, Ben Carson seems like he may be a nice guy.  But he has consistently failed to demonstrate that he understands even the basics of government.

Marco Rubio is very junior, and has only demonstrated that he can’t balance his own checkbook, nonetheless the nation’s.

Jeb Bush is flat, has no sizzle. He looks and sounds like yesterday’s news.  The Republican candidates are not very appealing.

However, there is a bigger problem with the Republican Party. While claiming to be the party of effective but smaller government, they hypocritically threaten to shut down the government, even as they want to misuse the power of government to intrude into people’s personal lives.

They claim that they are for religious liberty, yet want to deny the many churches that marry same sex couples the right to marry those couples.

The Republican Party is both contradictory and convoluted, repeatedly trying to insert religious beliefs into government policy.  That is completely contrary to their preaching personal freedom from government.

When Republicans claim that Democrat Hilary Clinton shouldn’t even be a presidential candidate, they need to look at their own  unappealing candidates and conflicted party positions.  Hilary actually looks and sounds viable by comparison.

Mr. Greco is a Scottsdale resident.

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