House Minority leader John Boehner thinks the Republicans have a marketing problem, not an idea problem. See, the Democrats have an unfair advantage. They peddle the notion that Americans can get something for nothing. Naturally, everything sells faster when it's free!
Boehner explained yesterday:
We have a tougher job than our friends across the aisle. They’ve been offering Americans a free lunch for the last 80 years, rather successfully. Those of us that believe in a smaller, more accountable government, we have a tougher time making our principles relevant to the American people. But it’s our challenge, and we’ve got to do it.
I'm pretty sure most politicians offer a free lunch from time to time. They have to win elections after all. Which idea do you think is easier to sell: small government or big government? How about we just settle on smart government.