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Today House Republican leaders unveiled “A Pledge to America” at a lumber yard in suburban Virginia.
Reaction has been swift and divided although not all along party lines. The National Review says the Pledge “commits Republicans toward a broad conservative agenda and…make Congress more accountable, and America more prosperous.” In addition, the Pledge is a “shrewd political document” acknowledging the push towards the November elections. However, Erick Erickson, contributor to the blog Red State dismisses the Pledge as “a series of compromises and milquetoast rhetorical flourishes in search of unanimity among House Republicans because the House GOP does not have the fortitude to lead boldly in opposition to Barack Obama.”
- Tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires by borrowing $700 billion we can’t afford;
- Tax hikes for 110 million middle-class families and millions of small businesses;
- Cutting rules and oversight for special interests like big oil, big insurance, credit card and mortgage companies and Wall Street banks;
- Doing nothing to stop the outsourcing of American jobs or to end tax breaks that are given to companies that ship jobs overseas;
- All while adding trillions to our nation’s deficit.
Where do you stand on the “Pledge to America”?