Skip to comments.White House quickly attacks GOP 'Pledge'
Posted on 09/22/2010 10:19:16 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The White House immediately attacked the House Republicans election agenda rollout Wednesday evening, claiming the 21-page "Pledge to America" plan will take America back to the same failed economic policies that caused this recession.
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, writing on the White House blog, said Republicans doubled down on the same ideas that hurt Americas middle class, listing tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, tax hikes for the middle class, cutting rules and oversight for financial services, health care and oil, all while adding to the deficit.
Republicans would counter that they are trying to cut taxes across the board and save taxpayer dollars by a federal hiring freeze and caps on spending. The agenda will be formally unveiled at an event in Sterling, Va., Thursday, in a rollout reminiscent of the 1994 Contract with America.
Pfeiffer notes that the document does not mention education, clean energy, protecting Social Security and bolstering infrastructure.
This is the same agenda that caused the deepest recession since the Great Depression, costing 8 million jobs, wiping out trillions in family wealth and setting middle-class families back, Pfeiffer wrote. Instead of a pledge to the American people, Congressional Republicans made a pledge to the big special interests to restore the same economic ideas that benefited them at the expense of middle-class families.
People are seeing "education" as meaning "free lifestyle after 25 years". This won't fly anymore. Chris Christie is proving this in New Jersey.
People are worried about heating their homes this winter, not if they have 50% solar-powered energy in 10 years
protecting Social Security
W tried to protect Social Security. Obama's spending spree ensures that it is a lost cause
and bolstering infrastructure.
I thought we just spend $827 billion on "shovel-ready" infrastructure projects. Where is that money?
While I think the GOP platform is a bit vague, the rebuttals are right here, Larry Steele.
Liberals are idiots.
The purple, yellow and UN blue of “Yes We Can” meets the Red, White and Blue of “We the People” in November. This is one that “We the People” has to win. The survival of America depends upon it.
The incredible shrinking president knows his time is up.
Do these fools think the American people aren’t noticing that the GOP is purging itself right now and operating on a completely different platform. This is not the ‘same policies of the Bush years’. This is a whole new set of people and a whole different vision. There was essentially no discussion of limited government by our party from 2001-2009.
I do believe they are grasping at straws with this messaging.
But, but...they're actually educated and cultured, aren't they? The "best and brightest" in the room, wherever they go?
As long as they keep thinking so, they'll keep proving you right. Very loudly.
Someone needs to tell him that the GOP did not raise middle class taxes. And that there is a reason to be sparing with rules and oversight. Regulation costs money, which is ultimately paid by the consumer.
We cant afford these idiots.
Name ONE, just one rule and oversight that was cut in those areas, Rats. You can't find a single one. The government adds tens of thousands of rules and regulations every year. That canard is repeated over and over with never any evidence presented.
Sorry Obama, but I hate to be the one to inform you that DEMOCRATS were in charge of congress since 2006.
DEMOCRATS drove the economy into the ditch.
oh! and YOU were one of them!
doubled down on the same ideas that hurt Americas middle class,
No, you a—holes. Your very presence has hurt America’s middle class. But you all can’t help but destroy everything you touch.
It’s just too incredible to believe - they are saying it’s all Bush’s fault!
If only pigs could fly! LOL
What is most amazing, these are supposed to be grown, professional adults, trained to deal with reality!
I’m actually disappointed in this “Agenda”.
It isn’t radical enough for me — I say we abolish whole government departments starting with education and agriculture, regulatory authorities such as EPA and BLM.
We could save $billions just abolishing the IRS and having the states collect all government revenues and handing over the Fed’s cut.
They’re lying and they’re very good at it.
Never minding of course that the Republicans had little to do with the current economic situation now.