Skip to comments.Why not a new contract with America?
Posted on 11/06/2008 3:55:21 AM PST by Nateman
I knew this country was in trouble after McCain won the California primary , but I also had great hopes after Republicans got control of the congress under Clinton. They kept the promises of their contract then dropped the ball and went back to pork as usual. Why not a new contract that fixes the problem at its source: federal spending?
Imagine Republicans getting together at all levels, state and federal, and hammering out a proposed constitutional amendment which freezes the budget until it is balanced then keeps the budget frozen until income tax can be limited forevermore to some fixed amount? (I like 0 % myself, which it was for the first century ) Imagine putting that and other fiscal restrictions and so on in writing (unfounded mandates comes to mind).All these would be office holders then sign it, pledging that if elected this is what they would enact . I think it would become a huge rallying force that would not only throw the RATS out but make it much harder for them to buy the votes of our enemies in the future. (Should, heaven forbid!, they ever get power again.)
Other changes could be debated too but get it all out there in writing so it becomes a national referendum. The great thing about this is a president can do squat about it. Such things are within the power of Congress and the State houses alone. It would not only get control of the House but eventually the Senate if the RATS kept fighting it, and I have no doubt they would do so.
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Here’s why: Because the corporation issuing the contract is bankrupt. No one will sign a contract from the GOP. It’s not even a national party anymore.
A suggestion I had 1.5 years ago. The candidates we are fielding simply do not possess the focus, command of issue, and articulation that Reagan & Newt have.
They fell for that crap put out by the DEMOCRATS that noone liked the FIRST CONTRACT......HOOEY! It gained the Republicans 54 seats!! The MSM and the DEMS HAD to make sure THAT NEVER HAPPENED AGAIN!
Guess you didn’t get the message? LOL!
Another Contract with America would be a nice publicity stunt, but the GOP would never follow through with it.
I made a post similar to this many years ago myself. Milton Friedman was my original source.
It would be portrayed as the “politics of the past.” We need more than just gimmicks. We need new personalities.
ok first of all: no more amendments.
but we need a national platform
What a novel concept!!
"There will be no effort to try to nationalize the elections." Brilliant! And all while the Dems Nationalized theirs.
He also said "(A)t the end of the day, people will have to run their own elections."
Considering he worked on the first one, and the incredible successes resulting from that, you'd think he might have a clue. But he didn't, and we went into the elections facing a National Democratic Campaign like a Junior Varsity 3rd Stringer QB against the Dallas Cowboys. Stupid ****.
We need both. But you’ve got to have the leadership first.
I think we need to follow Rush’s lead on this subject. I listened to him yesterday and I think he’s spot on. I also think his instincts have been right on the whole way. He warned of McCain and the rest of the RINO’s that put him in position to win the nomination from the beginning. There needs to be a state by state, district by district effort in targeting all moderates of the party and replacing them with conservative candidates. Rush said yesterday that the strategy will take some time to develop, but he’ll begin naming names in the process, i.e. targets. My thoughts.
.........but we need a national platform”
Might I suggest a return to adherence to Constitution as originall written
Need someone like Newt who can articulate conservatism. Don’t see anyone like that.
Calculus is over 300 years old. It may be "mathamatics of the past" but it still works.
constitution doesn’t say anything about a balanced budget or what the tax system should look like
Sign me up...
We had a choice between democrat and democrat-lite . Given a real choice I believe we can win again.
Another unread vanity post.
True, they sure have peed on the last one, how about a road through your private development former Mr. Speaker.
No, the Constitution does not specifically reference a balanced budget or a specific tax system, but the part about a limited Federal gubmint should be a huge clue to anyone willing to pay attention to it....
you still need more specifics. The biggest problem is that most americans just don’t care about the constitution anymore.
We need a Contrat WITH America and a Contract ON the Democrat Party and the leftist Media lapdogs who serve it.
Lots of crying and gnashing of teeth getting posted but how many actually offering up a plan? When I did a similar post many years ago it was ignored. Folks are ready for it now.
More than half the people want the government to take care of them.
The rest want the government to just leave them alone.
I think if the truth was known about how many Freepers get government benefits, it would choke a horse.
I sense that conservitives are going to do major house cleaning by working to go back to their roots by modeling after Reagan.
Yep, that, and an utter lack of historical perspective. On both counts I place the fault at the feet of the gubmint indoctrination centers, er, uh, I mean publik skools....
“constitution doesnt say anything about a balanced budget or what the tax system should look like”
I know what a balanced budget is, I would hope those that are elected would also.
Tax system, there should be no tax system. /s
I understand that govt needs operating cash but present tax system is a bit broken.
The conservitves have to do it alone, away from the GOP. It has become Dems lite.
The constitution had an amendment added to it that gave the federal government free reign to take all the income it desires, no limit. They promised it would be tiny it order to pass it but it has been like a cancerous growth on this great nation and we got a taste of just how bad that tumor is November 4th. Time to cure the cancer , not just elect another smiling face.
Prohibition was a mistake and then undone. The Income tax needs a similar cure.
Hey,Jim Robinson,what do you think about adding the ability to vote comments and stories up and down?
What do the folks think?
I really wish to click up for this story,many times.
This would after some time give us a clear picture of what folks are thinking?
For right here,right now I hope there will be vocal and active support for the aptly named
Outing and casting into oblivion the dirty,scum sucking, cowardly, traitors from inside McCain’s campaign who are attacking Palin.
The lovely and serious Michelle Malkin is on this case,so it is going to move,I would say:
I am both angry and disappointed about this.
The basic Ignorance of Mr Reagan’s first rule,to start.
Plus it is further proof of the depth of Mr McCain’s
To have people of this low character around him,to lose control of this the way he did...?
I am angry and disappointed,and
I want some proverbial blood on the floor.
Public excoriation and humiliation
for these people is in order.
Cheer up ! I read it.
Need to change his mind or change him.
I heard Rush too and it's not really in opposition to him.I believe my plan will work because a similar plan worked before and it would take out , once and for all , the cancer that is killing this Republic!
If anyone had a GOOD plan for this time around, it too was ignored.
Conservatives were swindled this cycle.
Above I said,”I really wish to click up for this story,many times.”. This was intended as a show of my enthusiastic support for this overdue idea.
If voting up and down is considered,I think it should be one per person,to get a valid picture of what folks are thinking.
Certainly,only folks who are signed in would be able to do this.
I also suggest a waiting period before voting is enabled for new members.
Perhaps after 30 days and 10 comments,for example.
My intent here is to prevent meddling from the Kossacks,Dhummies and HuffingPuffing fools.
Keep the faith,as always.
This needs to happen. For all the snide remarks about how the Contract with America didn’t work, I suggest you read Major Garrett’s book “The Enduring Revolution”. He recounts the sweeping political shift and its lasting positive contribution to our nation... even 14 years later.
Time for a new contract...
The potential candidates would work that out at some kind of convention. The left would get so enraged that their venom alone would get people interested.
"Vanity post" AKA "Look Mommy, I made a poo".
Here in Liberaland (California) almost all the spending measures on the ballot FAILED . There is hope and its not the false Obamessiah kind.
>>>Another unread vanity post.
Another attempt to suppress free speech?
I can understand the need and desire to keep the breaking news category free of vanity posts. But this post is about Activism, and appears to me to be properly categorized.
Maybe you should start a vanity on the difference between a news thread and an opinion thread instead of denigrating ones like this as if it didn’t even matter by calling it a vanity.
Maybe you could offer some suggestions that encourage free speech such as this, while at the same time preserve your precious news list integrity. Maybe we could start by separating News/Activism into their own categories.
I’m sorry, but posts like yours kinda piss me off.
Yep, and the backers of the 16th Amendment also said at the time that it would only affect "rich people". Taxes are certainly a necessary evil to provide funding for the gubmint. However, the cancer started when the gubmint started using the tax system to control behavior. It really got bad when they convinced a majority that taxing corporations and the movement of capital was a good idea in a Capitalist system. It's beyond out of control now. People can argue income tax rates until they are blue in the face, but when you add up all the other taxes, FICA, Medicare, property taxes, tangible taxes, telephone taxes, etc., as I have done, my real tax rate is more like 56% of my gross income.
It's really sad when a "former" Communist country like Russia has a flat tax and we here in a "free" country have a "progressive" tax system exactly as it is laid out in the Communist Manifesto....again, I fault the gubmint skools and a complete and utter lack of historical perspective amongst the majority of the populace. We need only look as far as last Tuesday to see the depths of the ignorance......