Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Pledge to America: The New Republican Agenda,"

The following is an overview provided by CBS News


- Stop job-killing tax hikes

- Allow small businesses to take a tax deduction equal to 20 percent of their income

- Require congressional approval for any new federal regulation that would add to the deficit

- Repeal small business mandates in the new health care law.

Cutting Spending:

- Repeal and Replace health care

- Roll back non-discretionary spending to 2008 levels before TARP and stimulus (will save $100 billion in first year alone)

- Establish strict budget caps to limit federal spending going forward

- Cancel all future TARP payments and reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Reforming Congress:

- Will require that every bill have a citation of constitutional authority

- Give members at least 3 days to read bills before a vote


- Provide resources to troops

- Fund missile defense

- Enforce sanctions in Iran

Here is the entire document:

GOP Pledge to America

I will have further comments later when I have had time to do more than read through one time, but my first reaction is:

When, if ever, will the gutless lawyers who dominate congress rein in the out of control courts?

I understand priorities. However no action on this will mean the pledge is at risk of coming apart over court subversion. Good start, but...


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