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pooltchr
09-22-2010, 04:44 PM
I look forward to hearing arguements against this plan.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100922/ap_on_el_ho/us_republicans_agenda

exerpts below:

WASHINGTON House Republican leaders are vowing to cut taxes and federal spending, repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and ban federal funding of abortion as part of a campaign manifesto designed to propel them to victory in midterm elections Nov. 2.

The "Pledge to America," circulated to GOP lawmakers Wednesday, emphasizes job creation and spending control, as well as changing the way Congress does business.

It pairs some familiar Republican ideas such as deep spending cuts, medical liability reform and stricter border enforcement with an anti-government call to action that draws on tea party themes and echoes voters' disgruntlement with the economy and Obama's leadership.


<span style='font-size: 17pt'>"Regarding the policies of the current government, the governed do not consent," reads a preamble to the agenda. "An arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites makes decisions, issues mandates, and enacts laws without accepting or requesting the input of the many."</span>

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>It goes on to call for every bill to cite its specific constitutional authority, a vote on any government regulation that costs more than $100 million annually and a freeze on hiring federal workers except security personnel. It also has a "read the bill" provision mandating that legislation be publicly available for three days before a vote.</span>



But the rollout reflects a national mood far different from the one 16 years ago, and an <span style='font-size: 17pt'>electorate that national surveys show is fed up with its representatives and disillusioned about government.</span>


The plan proposes <span style='font-size: 14pt'>creating jobs through tax cuts</span>, including permanently extending George W. Bush's reductions for people at every income level, now slated to expire in January, and a 20 percent deduction for small businesses. It also calls for <span style='font-size: 14pt'>repeal of an unpopular new provision enacted to help pay for the health care law that requires nearly 40 million businesses to file tax forms for every vendor that sells them more than $600 in goods. </span>
It offers an array of proposals to <span style='font-size: 20pt'>limit spending, including cutting back to 2008 levels and placing a hard cap on future government expenditures. </span>

And the plan also focuses on security, including calling for denying terrorists so-called "Miranda rights," opposing the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees into the United States and full funding for missile defense programs.





Should all of this actually happen, I think it would be safe to say that someone got the country moving in the right direction.

Steve

Sev
09-22-2010, 05:33 PM
Nice.

Now if they could pass the Fair Tax.
Dissolve the Dept of Education.
Dissolve the IRS.
Dissolve the Dept of Energy.
Repeal the 16 Amendment.
Repeal the 17 Amendment.
Pass a balanced budget amendment.
Pass an amendment making US law the only law recognized by America.
Pass an amendment make English the only recognized language of the USA.
Reduce the civilian population of the federal government to 500,000 individuals.
Make it unlawful for federal employee's and elected officials to collect salaries and benefits exceeding the US median salary and benefits of a single male.

We would be well on our way to better days.

pooltchr
09-22-2010, 08:05 PM
You have to walk before you can run, Sev!

Maybe if they accomplish these things, they could actually start to work on your list.

Steve

LWW
09-23-2010, 03:57 AM
Congress will never do any of this of their own volition.

"WE THE PEOPLE" must hold them accountable.

LWW