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  • Time for a new Contract With America

    02/04/2004 4:14:19 PM PST · by Remember_Salamis · 24 replies · 344+ views
    2/4/2004 | Nick Bradley
    Whatever happened to the 1994 Contract with America? Looking back, 10 years later, I think it's time for us to build a new contract with america, and I want everybody to design it, toegether. I plan on building a website for it, and circulating to members of congress. contact me at: Here's a rough draft (I'm putting the number at 10 right now, but we can work on it): 1. implement constitutional controls on non-defense spending; non-defense spending cannot exceed a growth equal to that of the rate of inflation plus annual cost-of-living adjustments. 2. Defense spending must remain...
  • They Took the Pledge

    01/30/2004 9:19:57 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 177+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 9, 2004 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    Whatever became of the term-limiters of '94? THE IMMENSELY POPULAR "Lord of the Rings" movies follow Frodo Baggins on a journey to rid Middle-earth of a ring that is compelling, powerful, and evil. The ring has destroyed countless lives, but each person who possesses it in turn believes himself immune to its malevolent force and is irresistibly tempted to use it for his own ends. The congressmen who took term-limit pledges must feel some sympathy for Frodo's plight. About a dozen Republican members of the class of '94 pledged to leave Congress after six to ten years because they believe...
  • A new contract?

    09/08/2003 10:22:58 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 23 replies · 415+ views ^ | Tuesday, September 9, 2003 | by Thomas Sowell
    A caller on the Rush Limbaugh show recently had an inspired suggestion for Republicans: Since the "Contract with America" was such a political success back in 1994, why not a Contract with Black America during next year's election campaign? The original Contract with America promised that specific legislation on specific issues would be introduced and brought to a vote in Congress -- and that promise was kept. There are a growing number of important issues today on which the Republican position has more to contribute to the advancement of blacks than the position of the Democrats on those same issues....
  • Contract with America

    08/15/2003 9:20:13 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 5 replies · 161+ views
    As Republican Members of the House of Representatives and as citizens seeking to join that body we propose not just to change its policies, but even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives. That is why, in this era of official evasion and posturing, we offer instead a detailed agenda for national renewal, a written commitment with no fine print. This year's election offers the chance, after four decades of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works. That historic change would be...
  • Fed vs. State Budget: Need info to counter a liberal

    07/16/2003 1:40:00 PM PDT · by Sergio · 13 replies · 168+ views
    So I'm in the office when I hear the following statement made. "I don't understand how it's illegal for California to have a budget deficit, but it's OK for the Federal Government to have a budget deficit. Bush is doing just like his Daddy. Blah, blah, blah, whine, whine, whine." Insert sound of much teeth gnashing here. My first thought was that this was because the state of California has a balanced budget amendment to it's state constitution, but there is no such amendment in our Nations Constitution. I didn't say anything though for fear I may be wrong and...