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"Pledge to America" Unveiled by Republicans (Full Text)
CBS News ^ | Brian Montopoli

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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To: muddler

It’s a good thing there’s a lot more in the Pledge than that then, eh?


61 posted on 09/22/2010 4:02:42 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: penelopesire
All of the democrat’s abuse of powers, dereliction of duty and high crimes and misdemeanors are going to come spilling out into the public square!

Ok, now you got me excited!

62 posted on 09/22/2010 4:03:10 PM PDT by AvOrdVet ("Put the wagons in a circle for all the good it'll do")
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To: nesnah
I scanned the 21 pages and am more than less than impressed.

Say what???

63 posted on 09/22/2010 4:04:17 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: DoughtyOne
An honest admission, is the first step of corrective measures in just about every aspect of life.

That's Step 1 of any 12 step program, such as Alcoholics Anonymous. Is there ANY doubt that the vast majority of our overlords are addicts?

64 posted on 09/22/2010 4:08:15 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: kcvl; All
"• 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."

Weasles... typical compromise on principles.

If they want to spark a recovery, it should have read, "We will eliminate corporate income taxes."

65 posted on 09/22/2010 4:08:49 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: don-o

Sorry. I am expressing my opinion.


66 posted on 09/22/2010 4:09:20 PM PDT by nesnah
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To: airborne
Words without action are useless.
Shut up and act!

Absolutely agree! Nothing needed to be done or said at this time. The dummies were hanging themselves, without any help from the pubbies!

67 posted on 09/22/2010 4:10:25 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: nesnah

I thought so. I could not understand it. It made no sense. Do you like it or not?


68 posted on 09/22/2010 4:10:31 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: AvOrdVet

Has anyone else been watching the La. judge impeachment hearings on capitol hill on CSPAN? I’ve seen some pretty heavy hitters watching it too. I wonder why? (wink)


69 posted on 09/22/2010 4:11:17 PM PDT by penelopesire ('You are either with us or you are with the marxists')
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To: blues_guitarist

Could you possibly speak up a bit? I’m having trouble making you out.

Maybe you could use a larger font? Or turn on the “bold”? That might help.


70 posted on 09/22/2010 4:14:23 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: Palter

“We will finally see how they ‘interpretate’ the Constitution.”

Yup, and one of their other planks is to replace one national health plan with another of their own making. Wonder how they’ll justify that on Constitutional grounds?


71 posted on 09/22/2010 4:14:58 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: don-o

Nope! That almost deserves and resounding amen.


72 posted on 09/22/2010 4:15:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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bfl


73 posted on 09/22/2010 4:15:38 PM PDT by lonevoice (Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music)
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To: DoughtyOne

What’s this “almost” business? In your heart, you know I’m right!


74 posted on 09/22/2010 4:16:57 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: Freddd
It’s a good thing there’s a lot more in the Pledge than that then, eh?

It looks and sounds a lot like the last contract with America, that worked out real well for conservatives.

And it is from the GOP, they wouldn't be at all worried about their powerful, good paying jobs would they?

75 posted on 09/22/2010 4:21:34 PM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: GOPinCa

a bit long-winded though. I liked Newt’s better. It cut to the chase without putting people to sleep.


76 posted on 09/22/2010 4:22:18 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: don-o

Ooookaaay...

AMEN!

Actually I wasn’t sure if you would be offended by my inclusion of a straight-forward religious declaration in jest.

That’s why I mentioned it the way I did.

Take care.


77 posted on 09/22/2010 4:23:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: kcvl
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.

I like the idea behind the Pledge in general, and I certainly was glad to see reference to the 10th Amendment, but I was quite underwhelmed by this part.

"Rolling back" spending to levels that already had Americans angry doesn't seem like a very bold pledge. The "common-sense exceptions" provide a rather large loophole as well.

So, basically, they're promising more spending than we saw under a Democrat Congress in 2007-2008. Given the current anti-spending mood in the country, I don't think it's wrong for us to expect more out of the GOP than that.
78 posted on 09/22/2010 4:24:53 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: GOPinCa

I would like to see them enact a law that would require congressional approval for ANY regulation that would affect the people outside of the agency proposing it.


79 posted on 09/22/2010 4:27:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: pelican001

Well, I suppose you cant top perfection.

Save the nation first, work on our prose soon after.


80 posted on 09/22/2010 4:29:47 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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