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GOP Prepares Release of New 'Contract' to Rollback Obama Agenda

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See Virginia there is hope after the initial Obama Tramua.

This looks promising. So far so good. Now let's see the whole thing and then make damn sure it's implemented as written post haste.



GOP Prepares Release of New 'Contract' to Rollback Obama Agenda


Monday, 20 Sep 2010 01:15 PM

House GOP leaders are set to unveil a new “Contract with America” this week that will define the goals of the Republican Party and lay out in detail the agenda they will pursue if they win control of the House and possibly, the Senate. Party spokesmen confirmed to The Hill Monday that they will unveil the new contract in Virginia on Thursday.

Based on leaks that emerged on Monday, the new document will represent nothing less than a rollback of the entire Obama agenda on healthcare, finance, and taxes.

The contract is modeled after the 1994 “Contract with America,” a document commonly credited with allowing the GOP to take control of the House that year and hold it until 2006. The new contract will borrow many of the ideas that have percolated up from the grass-roots tea party movement that stunned many Republicans this year with its performance in state primaries.

The most reliable projects thus far indicate that Republicans could win more than the 40 House seats they need to retake the House. Since the upset victory of Christine O’Donnell in the Delaware Senate primary last week, some have suggested that the GOP cannot take the Senate. But criticism of O’Donnell seems to have had the opposite effect, invigorating an already angry grass-roots movement and propelling a flood of donations into her campaign fund.

Republicans also are expected to increase their numbers in the Senate, though winning a majority in the upper chamber would be more difficult.

What’s in the new contract? House Minority Leader John Boehner has called for a two-year freeze in tax rates and a reduction in spending to 2008 levels. The Obama administration wants to extend middle-class tax cuts, but has indicated it would allow the taxes on families with incomes above $250,000 annually and individuals who earn more than $200,000 a year to go up.
 

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Based on leaks that emerged on Monday, the new document will represent nothing less than a rollback of the entire Obama agenda on healthcare, finance, and taxes.
That's a great start!
 

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I have one thing to say. National endowement For the Arts. Shove your contract. America teapartynation.
 

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I think the GOP has a typo on this release.
"Isn't it Contract on America”
That's the way their last contract went.
 

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I think the GOP has a typo on this release.
"Isn't it Contract on America”
That's the way their last contract went.
 

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So they want to take us back to the Fall of 2008?

No thanks.
 

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So they want to take us back to the Fall of 2008?
Fall of 2006. You know, before Pelosi & Reid screwed everything up and threw us into the recession that Obama is extending.
 

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Fall of 2006. You know, before Pelosi & Reid screwed everything up and threw us into the recession that Obama is extending.
Both parties are responsible...but at least that is the only honest response. All the hyperpartisanship aside....republicans controlled the hosue and senate (all legislation) for 6 years. democrats have controlled it now for 4 years. Anyone that pretends this is a Bush thing is lying.

Still...BOTH parties put us into a 14 trillion dollar hole and simply defunding the Obama programs is NOT going to stimulate our economy nor revitalize our industrial base.
 

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We are all pretty much tired of the same ole rhetoric- we actually are secure enough in our belief in America to try A new PARTY. The teapartynation is the first really big movement that challenges the two party system. Hell LETS DO IT! we can always change to somethin else later. NO to the democrat lite's- and the extreem pro government republicans and democrats. Sheesh the bushys were a dynasty and we still have to endure the Clintons in our politics. ENOUGH. No more doin the same thing over and expecting different results.
 
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We are all pretty much tired of the same ole rhetoric- we actually are secure enough in our belief in America to try A new PARTY. The teapartynation is the first really big movement that challenges the two party system. Hell LETS DO IT! we can always change to somethin else later. NO to the democrat lite's- and the extreem pro government republicans and democrats. Sheesh the bushys were a dynasty and we still have to endure the Clintons in our politics. ENOUGH. No more doin the same thing over and expecting different results.
So you'll be voting for Jeb?
 

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In response to people clamoring that the GOP has no real ideas, party of no, etc, they put out this?

"We're gonna undo what the other guys did! We're not gonna raise taxes for two years! (we'll probably raise them then)"

That's your new plan? Is that even considered a plan?
 

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Both parties are responsible...but at least that is the only honest response. All the hyperpartisanship aside....republicans controlled the hosue and senate (all legislation) for 6 years. democrats have controlled it now for 4 years. Ayone that pretends this is a Bush thing is lying.
As a rule of thumb, it usually takes some 12-18 months for policy decisions to show up in the economic numbers. And that's why the stock market peaked in the fall of 2007 and has never recovered. I expect economic recovery to begin after the new congress is seated in January, and show up in the numbers in about a year.

Still...BOTH parties put us into a 14 trillion dollar hole and simply defunding the Obama programs is NOT going to stimulate our economy nor revitalize our industrial base.
Defunding is a good start, though. One of the best reasons for hiding our money in the mattress instead of investing it is that the Obama initiatives are very vague, and his (unconfirmed) appointed czars are writing the regulations -- the devils are writing the details, and it will be quite a while yet before we mere citizens can find out just what the new rules are. We won't be able to really recover until all the Obama signature legislation is repealed, but defunding will at least slow his destruction of our economy over the next two years.
 

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I have one thing to say. National endowement For the Arts. Shove your contract. America teapartynation.
What's wrong with the National Endowment for the Arts?
 

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See Virginia there is hope after the initial Obama Tramua.

This looks promising. So far so good. Now let's see the whole thing and then make damn sure it's implemented as written post haste.
well, considering the astounding success of the first Contract On Americans... who can doubt it?

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The contract will just be a bunch of feel good crap to get the tea party feeling like someone slipped something in their tea. I expect a very general list with zero details. When all you ever say is NO, why should anyone expect any brain activity from those guys.
 

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What's wrong with the National Endowment for the Arts?
As with religion, the government has a small role in providing access (e.g., tax exemptions) but the government has NO role whatsoever in creating art.
 

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As with religion, the government has a small role in providing access (e.g., tax exemptions) but the government has NO role whatsoever in creating art.
or providing ANY taxpayer dollars in the creation of art that no one wants or would purchase.
 

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or providing ANY taxpayer dollars in the creation of art that no one wants or would purchase.
Guess you're not very well up on the National Endowment for the Arts. Check into it and you will find there are things that you do like about it. Thinking before commenting makes for a better debate.
 

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So you'll be voting for Jeb?
I think His brother ruined that dynasty and we all see what GINGRICH got us so- the information age and the modern- two party go alongers has ushered in a period of," Rapid political change with gross potent voter agitation thru agressive rejection of their government representation". hence tea party- another product of the disenfranchised electorate on the road to revolution 2010.
 

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What's wrong with the National Endowment for the Arts?
They seem to be working with this administration on healthcare and also on global warming in exchange for grants.
Here's a link about healthcare.



$2 million behind National Endowment for the Arts politics push

On August 12, a group of 21 arts organizations endorsed President Barack Obama's health reform plan only 48 hours after a conference call in which a top National Endowment for the Arts official asked arts groups for help in advancing the administration's including health care.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/watercooler/2009/sep/10/arts-organ
 

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Guess you're not very well up on the National Endowment for the Arts. Check into it and you will find there are things that you do like about it. Thinking before commenting makes for a better debate.
You know...there is an analogy about crap brownies. They have sugar, and flower, and butter, and eggs...so what if there is a cup of dog**** in it...its MOSTLY good stuff. Me? Id pass. You want seconds?

I am not opposed to certain levels of LOCAL and STATE funding of libraries, museums, etc. Artists have the right to create whatever they want. My opinion is they should not be subsidized by taxpayers in any way, shape, or form. You want to independently contribute to them you SHOULD...I ENCOURAGE it.
 

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So they want to take us back to the Fall of 2008?

No thanks.
No, from what some Republicans say, I believe they would like to take us back to the 50's. They're not taking us back, they want to take us backwards.
 

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Fall of 2006. You know, before Pelosi & Reid screwed everything up and threw us into the recession that Obama is extending.
Yeah, back to when Bush was beginning to push us into the toilet. What a great proposal!
 
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