Skip to comments."Pledge to America" Unveiled by Republicans (Full Text)
Posted on 09/22/2010 3:14:52 PM PDT by GOPinCa
House Republicans just released a draft of their legislative agenda for the next Congress, a 21-page "Pledge to America" that they will formally unveil Thursday morning at a Virginia hardware store.
"The need for urgent action to repair our economy and reclaim our government for the people cannot be overstated," the introduction says.
It continues: "With this document, we pledge to dedicate ourselves to the task of reconnecting our highest aspirations to the permanent truths of our founding by keeping faith with the values our nation was founded on, the principles we stand for, and the priorities of our people. This is our Pledge to America."
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It’s about time - we as a nation - get back to our founding fathers and rid this country of those that have ill will for it!
It’s now or never -
Where can we find the Plege with out the hackery of CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, Pelosi, Obama, and the Democrats??
Let’s Roll must reverberate throughout this nation!!! We owe it to our forefathers; we owe it to all those that sacrificed to keep us free including America’s Greatest Generation; we owe it to our children and grandchildren. We are at war for our survival as a free nation.
We must take back our country on November 2nd.
“Eliminate two laws for every new one written”
Somehow they got their hands on an advance copy of Michael Savage’s forthcoming book Trickle Up Poverty . Wouldn’t be the first time they stole from him .
It looks like a wonderful document in terms of the fumdamental ideas, but it’s clearly not up to the compositional standards of the Founding Documents. Why couldn’t they have avoided the phrases that ended with prepositions, such as this one: “by keeping faith with the values our nation was founded on” ? This is pretty shabby for a document that could have been a classic. It should have said “by keeping faith with the values upon which our nation was founded.”
My fear is that the Demo’s are going to lie in wait...and the Republicans will try to broker a peace...
They need not only to stand together as conservatives - but they need to list - and continue to list - how the progressives/liberals/Democrats lie, cheat, and steal from the taxpayers...I hope they push this down their throat and make sure every US Citizen understands that people like Obama can never or shall never be elected again!
Interesting note about Savage - you think they consulted with him?
We shall see.
We offer a plan to stop out-of-control spending and reduce the size of government.
With common-sense exceptions for seniors, veterans, and our troops, we will roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least $100 billion in the first year alone and putting us on a path to balance the budget and pay down the debt. We will also establish strict budget caps to limit federal spending from this point forward.
We will launch a sustained effort to stem the relentless growth in government that has occurred over the past decade. By cutting Congress budget, imposing a net hiring freeze on non-security federal employees, and reviewing every current government program to eliminate wasteful and duplicative programs, we can curb Washingtons irresponsible spending habits and reduce the size of government, while still fulfilling our necessary obligations. We will also prevent Washington from forcing responsible taxpayers to subsidize irresponsible behavior by ending bailouts permanently, canceling the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), and reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Instead of pushing off our long-term fiscal challenges, we will reform the budget process to ensure that Congress begins making the decisions.
I LOVE THAT!!!!
Also, cut $10 for every $1 pledged to be spent.
They can stick their ‘repeal and replace’ healthcare where the sun don’t shine.
Would have been nice for them to make some promises on social issues.
The big showdown will be on the budget. For every dollar cut, ten crying babies will be shown on network news.
I think that “reporters” should have to undergo the very same scrutiny as those of us that have a chl. How many of them could make the cut?
Our Plan to End The Uncertainty and Create Incentives for Job Growth
If weve learned anything during the recession, its that we cannot tax and spend our way to prosperity. The best way to get people working again is to rein in the growth of government and end the uncertainty facing small businesses. By addressing both issues, our plan revives free enterprise and moves America away from a debt-driven economy.
Permanently Stop All Job-Killing Tax Hikes: We will help the economy by permanently stopping all tax increases, currently scheduled to take effect January 1, 2011. That means protecting middle-class families, seniors worried about their retirement, and the entrepreneurs and family-owned small businesses on which we depend to create jobs in America.
Give Small Businesses a Tax Deduction: We will allow small business owners to take a tax deduction equal to 20 percent of their business income. This will provide entrepreneurs with a much-needed infusion of capital for investment and new hiring.
Rein In the Red Tape Factory in Washington, DC: Excessive federal regulation is a de facto tax on employers and consumers that stifles job creation, hampers innovation and postpones investment in the economy. When the game is always changing, small businesses cannot properly plan for the future. To provide stability, we will require congressional approval of any new federal regulation that has an annual cost to our economy of $100 million or more. This is the threshold at which the government deems a regulation economically significant. If a regulation is so significant and costly that it may harm job creation, Congress should vote on it first.
Repeal Job-Killing Small Business Mandates: One of the most controversial mandates of the Democrats government takeover of health care requires small businesses to report to the Internal Revenue Service any purchases that run more than $600. This 1099 reporting mandate is so overbearing that the IRS ombudsman has determined that the agency is ill-equipped to handle all the resulting paperwork.. We will repeal this job-killing small business mandate.
Looks good to me.
I’ll raise you to five named, and spot you two bills to be named later.