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GOP Pledge

Posted on Monday, November 1, 2010

A PLEDGE TO AMERICA
We as Republicans offer the following:
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 small
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o Root out government waste and sunset outdated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” proposals that put union bosses before
an individual’s right to a secret ballot
• We will fight efforts to use a national crisis for
partisan gain
pledge.GOP.gov


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