A prominent South Carolina senator says if Republicans are to be successful in the 2012 elections they must lay out an agenda for the nation, not simply rail against the Obama Administration.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was in Aiken Tuesday night for the opening of Congressman Joe Wilson’s new offices there.
In an interview with Greenwood affiliate WLMA, Graham said while he and fellow Republicans continue to challenge the constitutionality of the Healthcare Reform Law, they must also lay out an alternative plan to make health care more affordable for American citizens.
“I don’t want to just promise easy solutions to hard problems,” Graham said, “I want us, as a party, to lay out a vision.”
Graham said the two-month compromise extension to the payroll tax cut passed in December because it was what the market would bear. He says he is against how the cut is funded and calls for a simpler, fairer tax code that would eliminate a number of deductions.
AUDIO: Graham wants the GOP to map out a clear vision for the nation
Anne Eller of Greenwood affiliate WLMA contributed to this report.