A Conservatism That's, Er, Relevant

Ross keeps plugging along:

...the obvious goal for conservative policymakers should be to come up with policy alternatives that enhance mobility and opportunity without requiring us to spend far, far more public dollars than we spend right now.

I think such policy alternatives exist. They include a tax reform that makes the tax code more pro-growth and more pro-family, an assault on corporate welfare and subsidies for the rich, a move to a more means-tested entitlement system, an immigration policy that tilts away from mass low-skilled migration and emphasizes recruitment instead, a continuation of the push for public-school deregulation that the Obama administration has embraced, and other more modest proposals.

Count me in. But who among today's Republican leaders is even interested in this? Bashing Muslims and illegals is more their, er, cup of tea.