I’m not sure I get what you’re saying. Why wouldn’t you want more growth in the economy? More growth = more revenue = reducing the debt without raising taxes.
And what he’s saying about not being the party of austerity, is that we will never reach people with the message of “cut, cut, cut.” Conservatives already understand this principle, so there is no need to constantly focus on it. Plus the left bases a large part of their scare tactics around our message of cutting the government. We say cut spending, and they immediately tell people we’re trying to take their vital programs from them.
Instead, we should be focusing our message on how conservative policies will benefit the individual as well as the nation. We need to take our message away from hammering on D.C. and instead promote the states, and the opportunities we can help give to the states.
The GOP’s biggest problem is their messaging. Whether it be too much focus on cuts and on D.C. or in getting side tracked by social issues that don’t immediately need to be discussed. We’ve got to change, and we’ve got to change now.