A look at the Republican Party reveals that the party's actions are the exact opposite of its expressed ideology.
Republicans advocate for smaller, less intrusive government. Yet they spend an enormous amount of time passing legislation to limit women's access to basic health care and to medically safe, legal abortions. Republican governors have passed laws that dictate that a woman must have an ultrasound of the fetus before an abortion, and at least one has tried to legislate a mandatory vaginal probe ultrasound. Smaller, less intrusive government?
When the leaders of this do-nothing Republican Congress are in front of a camera, they assure us their focus is jobs. They have not brought forth one single jobs bill for a vote, yet they have voted against more than one of the president's bills that would have put thousands of people to work repairing the nation's crumbling infrastructure.
Republicans say we cannot increase tax on the wealthiest Americans - the job creators. So, where are all the jobs they're creating with their tax cuts? If they were actually creating jobs, the unemployment rate wouldn't be 8.3 percent.
Paul Ryan has announced several times that they would not dodge the hard issues. Recently, before a CBS interview, Mitt Romney stated he would not answer questions about rape, abortion or Todd Akin.
The Ryan budget, called "Path to Prosperity," would take - not provide - from the poor all opportunities for prosperity.
Anyone who votes Republican based on promises should brace for huge disappointment.