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Archive for October, 2010

Pledge To America

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

I’ve taken a summary of the recent Republican “ PLEDGE TO AMERICA” and posted it on this blog.  It’s not perfect, and omits some things I wish had been included.  But, its a beginning, ––––a beginning away from a large unwieldy social democratic government in the European style, tone-deaf to the voices of the people –––and a return to American values,  American exceptionalism, fiscal responsibility, and a coherent foreign policy with America as the leader of the free world. Hopefully this will be a roadmap for even more steps back to the constitutional  republic our founders envisioned.

A PLEDGE TO AMERICA
A PLAN TO CREATE JOBS, END ECONOMIC
UNCERTAINTY & MAKE AMERICA MORE
COMPETITIVE
• We will end the uncertainty and create incentives for
job growth with a plan to:
o Permanently stop all job-killing tax hikes
o Give small businesses a tax deduction equal to
20% of their business income
• We will establish regulatory certainty with a plan to:
o Rein in the red tape factory in Washington D.C.
and require Congress to approve any new
regulation that would harm job creation or the
economy
o Repeal job-killing small business mandates like
the new 1099 paperwork rules imposed on smal businesses

A PLAN TO STOP OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING &
REDUCE THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT
• We will put government on a path to a balanced
budget and pay down the debt with a plan to:
o Act immediately to reduce spending by cancelling
unspent stimulus funds
o Cut government spending to pre-stimulus, prebailout
levels saving at least $100 billion in the
first year alone
o Establish a hard cap on new discretionary
spending
o Cut Congress’ budget
o Hold weekly votes on spending cuts
• We will reduce the size of government with a plan to:
o End TARP once and for all
o End government control of Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac
o Impose a net federal hiring freeze on non-security employees
o Root out government waste and sunset outdated
and duplicative programs
• We will reform the budget process to focus on longterm
challenges

A PLAN TO REPEAL & REPLACE THE
GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTH CARE
• We will repeal the job-killing health care law
• We will replace it with real reforms, with a plan to:
o Enact medical liability reform
o Grant consumers the freedom to purchase
coverage across state lines
o Expand Health Savings Accounts
o Strengthen the doctor-patient relationship
o Ensure access for those with pre-existing
conditions
• We will permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of
abortion

A PLAN TO REFORM CONGRESS & RESTORE
TRUST
• We will “read the bill” and require legislation be
publicly available at least 3 days before voting on it
• We will adhere to the Constitution and require every
bill to cite its specific Constitutional Authority
• We will ensure an open and bipartisan debate on all
spending bills
• We will advance legislative issues one at a time and
end the practice of massive bills that address
unrelated issues

A PLAN TO KEEP OUR NATION SECURE AT
HOME & ABROAD
• We will continue to lead the fight against terrorism
with a plan to:
o Pass clean troop funding bills and provide the
necessary resources and support to our military
o Keep terrorists out of America
o Enact an overarching detention policy for
terrorist combatants
• We will protect our homeland and support our allies
with a plan to:
o Fully fund missile defense
o Require tough enforcement of sanctions against Iran
• We will secure our borders with strong enforcement
of the law with a plan to:
o Establish operational control of the border
o Work with state and local officials to enforce our
immigration laws
o Strengthen visa security

WE WILL UPHOLD OUR PRINCIPLES AND FIGHT  FOR
AMERICA’S PRIORITIES
• We will fight to ensure transparency and
accountability in Congress and throughout
government
• We will continue to fight the growth of government
and oppose new stimulus spending that only puts our
nation further in debt
• We will fight efforts to fund the costly new health
care law
• We will fight to increase access to domestic energy
sources and oppose attempts to impose a national
“cap and trade” energy tax
• We will fight for the rights of workers and oppose
“card check” schemes that put union bosses before an
individual’s right to a secret ballot
• We will fight efforts to use a national crisis for
political gain

pledge.GOP.gov


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