Wednesday, September 22, 2010

GOP Pledge to America

The GOP will be officialing unveiling the document tomorrow at a small business in Herndon, VA; a suburb of Washington, DC. 

Here are few excerpts:

"We pledge to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values."

Act Immediately to Reduce Spending: There is no reason to wait to reduce wasteful and unnecessary spending. Congress should move immediately to cancel unspent "stimulus" funds, and block any attempts to extend the timeline for spending "stimulus" funds. Throwing more money at a stimulus plan that is not working only wastes taxpayer money and puts us further in debt.
Cut Congress’ Budget:

Establish a Hard Cap on New Discretionary Spending:

We must put common-sense limits on the growth of government and stop the endless increases. Only in Washington is there an expectation that whatever your budget was last year, it will be more this year and even more the next. We will set strict budget caps to limit federal spending on an annual basis. Budget caps were used in the 1990s, when a Republican Congress was able to bring the budget into balance and eventual surplus. By cutting discretionary spending from current levels and imposing a hard cap on future growth, we will save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.
Hold Weekly Votes on Spending Cuts:

This is a start, and if they think that they can write this out before the election and than disregard it as soon as they take office, they have another thing coming. 
Earlier this year, House Republicans launched the YouCut initiative to combat the permissive culture of runaway spending in Congress. Over the course of nine weeks, YouCut produced proposals to save taxpayers more than $120 billion. We will continue to hold weekly votes on spending cuts.

This year, Congress increased its own budget by 5.8 percent at a time when families and small businesses across the country are cutting back. We will make Congress do more with less by significantly reducing its budget.
GOP Pledge to America

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