PLEDGE TO AMERICA RESPONSE

A PLAN TO CREATE JOBS, END ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY & MAKE AMERICA MORE COMPETITIVE

WHILE WE APPRECIATE THE EFFORT, YOUR PRESENT PROPOSAL IS NOT YET ACCEPTABLE. IT IS NOT SUCCINCT. IT IS NOT DETAILED ENOUGH. NO TO EARMARKS! NO TO UNRELATED BILL ATTACHMENTS TO BILLS! CUT SPENDING BACK TO 2006 LEVELS! DESCRIBE HOW TO REACH A LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE AND CERTAINTY. BE SPECIFIC ABOUT A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT. DEFINE HOW WE PAY THE DEBT AND GET BACK TO BLACK. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE EXTREME LEFT AND RIGHT. WHERE HAVE YOU PROPOSED A SOLUTION TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE HUGE FINANCIAL LIABILITIES THAT ARE NOT BUDGETED FOR?

BE BOLD, BE THOUGHTFUL AND BE JUDICIOUS. BE FAIR TO THE CENTER OF THE USA, NOT JUST REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT. MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHETHER REPUBLICAN MANAGEMENT, REP. JOHN BOEHNER AND SEN. MITCH McCONNELL, NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. YOU WANTED TO BE LEADERS – SO LEAD AND TAKE THE HEAT OR MOVE OVER FOR NEW LEADERS. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DO WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT, THEN PERHAPS IT IS TIME FOR THE YOUNG GUNS AND NEW BLOOD IN CONGRESS. BECAUSE CONGRESS CAN NOT MAKE EFFECTIVE POLICY DECISIONS FOR OUR COUNTRY, WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO DEMAND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR POLICY DECISIONS TO BE VOTED BY NATIONAL REFERENDUM EVERY TWO YEARS.

A) We will STATE HOW TO CREATE CERTAINTY BY NOV 2010 AND SUGGEST HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN BE USED TO CREATE BUSINESS CONFIDENCE. WE WILL INQUIRE TO BIG BUSINESS LEADERS AND SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS WHAT THEY NEED – OTHER THAN MONEY – TO CREATE BUSINESS CERTAINTY. WE WILL CREATE THE PATH, AND SUPPORT NEW TECHNOLOGY WHERE FEASIBLE, BUT ONLY AS FEDERAL BUDGETS PERMIT end the uncertainty and create incentives for job growth with a plan to:

1 Permanently stop all job-killing tax hikes – AND CUT EXPENSES TO BALANCE TAX CUTS SUCH THAT WE ACHIEVE A BALANCED BUDGET BY OCTOBER 2012

2 Give small businesses a tax deduction equal to 20% of their business income

B) We will establish regulatory certainty with a plan to:

1 THIS IS BS – BE SPECIFIC AND WRITE IT IN PLAIN, FACTUAL LANGUAGE – Rein in the red tape factory in Washington D.C. and require Congress to approve any new regulation that would NOT harm job creation or the economy WHY DID YOU LEAVE OUT THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE “BAN ALL EARMARKS” FROM ALL NEW BILLS AND PRESENT THE OBJECTIVE FOR A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT”? DID YOU SAY BAN EARMARKS FOR ONE YEAR? IF THAT IS YOUR POSITION, WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT!

2 Repeal job-killing small business mandates like the new 1099 paperwork rules imposed on small businesses LIST THE ACTIONS BY LINE ITEM AND SET A DATE OF CANCELLATION.  KEEP THOSE BUSINESS GUIDELINES PRIOR TO 2008 THAT HAVE PROVEN TO PROTECT SOCIETY FROM BUSINESS LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY.

A PLAN TO STOP OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING & REDUCE THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT

A) We will put government on a path to a balanced budget and pay down the debt with a plan to:

1 Act immediately to reduce spending by canceling (ALL) unspent stimulus funds

2 Cut government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels saving at least $100 billion in the first year alone – NOT ACCEPTABLE – (SPECIFY TO 2006 SPENDING LEVELS)

3 Establish a hard cap on new discretionary spending (SPECIFY A 25% SPENDING CUT ACROSS THE BOARD – NOBODY GETS FAVORS )

4 Cut Congress’ budget (WHAT THE HELL DOES THIS MEAN?)

5 Hold weekly votes on spending cuts (AND HOLD WEEKLY OR MONTHLY NATIONAL NEWS ALERTS AS TO PROGRESS)

B) We will reduce the size of government with a plan to:

1 End TARP once and for all (AND PUT IN LEGISLATION TO PREVENT TARP IN FUTURE)

2 End government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (AND SPECIFY HOW FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC WILL PAY BACK THEIR DEBT) AND CLAW BACK FUNDS PAID TO DEPARTING MANAGERS PRIOR TO LOANS

3 Impose a net federal hiring freeze on non-security employees (THIS IS ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE – FEDERAL STAFF LEVELS ARE TO GO BACK TO 2006 LEVELS – PEOPLE HIRED AFTER 31 DECEMBER 2008 WILL BE FIRED, OR PERMITTED TO BE MOVED TO ANOTHER FEDERAL POSITION ONLY IF THEY ARE REPLACING AN EXISTING HIRED FEDERAL HIRE.

4 Root out government waste (SPECIFY EXAMPLES TO TARGET AND WHEN TO RESOLVE) and sunset outdated and duplicative programs

C) We will reform the budget process (SPECIFY GOALS TO ACHIEVE AND GIVE EXAMPLES) to focus on long term challenges

A PLAN TO REPEAL & REPLACE THE GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTH CARE

A) We will repeal the job-killing PRESENT health care law, AND INITIATE A NEW HEALTH LAW THAT FOCUSES ON MEDICAL DECISIONS BY DOCTORS, TORT REFORM, INSURANCE COSTS REDUCTIONS, AND RESEND PRESENT HEALTH INSURANCE INCREASES BACK TO 2008 LEVELS …

B) We will IDENTIFY THE TOP 6 (10) HEALTH PRIORITIES OF US CITIZENS AND REPLACE THE EXISTING OBAMA CARE WITH A FOCUSED HEALTH CARE PROGRAM replace it with real reforms, with a plan to :

1 Enact medical liability reform – FOCUSING ON COST CUTTING, TORT REFORM, REMOVING ALL FEDERAL GROWTH OF OBAMA CARE, REMOVING OBAMA FEDERAL CONTROL OF THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY, DIRECT ALL MEDICAL DECISION FROM GOVERNMENT AND INSURANCE TO DOCTORS; REQUIRE MEDICAL DOCTORS TO PARTICIPATE IN REPORTING NEGLIGENCE; AND REQUIRE MEDICAL TO IMPLEMENT A STANDARD POLICY ON RESPONSE TO NEGLIGENCE

2 Grant consumers the freedom to purchase coverage across state lines

3 Expand Health Savings Accounts

4 Strengthen the doctor-patient relationship – PREVENT INSURANCE COMPANIES FROM BEING DECISION MAKERS ON HEALTH DECISIONS

5 Ensure access for those with pre-existing conditions

C) We will permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion

A PLAN TO REFORM CONGRESS & RESTORE TRUST

A) We will “read EVERY BILL AND SIGN THAT WE HAVE READ THE BILL” and require legislation be publicly available at least 3 days before voting on it – NOT PERMIT ANY BILL OVER 100 PAGES IN LENGTH

B) We will adhere to the Constitution and require IN PERPETUITY every bill to cite its specific Constitutional Authority. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS BANNED FROM INITIATING ANY BILL THAT DOES NOT HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY

C) We will ensure an open and bipartisan debate on all spending bills – SPECIFY HOW THIS IS TO BE ACHIEVED FOR ANY CONGRESS, WHETHER DEMOCRATIC, REPUBLICAN OR INDEPENDENT

D) We will advance legislative issues one at a time and end the practice of massive bills that address unrelated issues AND WE WILL BAN IN PERPETUITY THE ATTACHMENT OF ITEMS TO A BILL THAT HAS NO RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRIMARY BILL FOCUS. WE WILL BAN IN PERPETUITY ALL PORK AND EARMARKS ADDED TO BILLS.

A PLAN TO KEEP OUR NATION SECURE AT HOME & ABROAD

A) We will continue to lead the fight against terrorism with a plan to:

1 Pass clean troop funding bills and provide the necessary resources and support to our military – AND BASE ALL FUNDING ON FUNDS AVAILABLE

2 Keep terrorists out of America. SOLVE ENTRY OF ILLEGAL ALIENS  INTO THE USA BY SEVERELY FINING ANY BUSINESS THAT HIRES ILLEGAL ALIENS. CREATE A PAID WORK ENTRY PROGRAM THAT BUSINESSES SIGN UP FOR, AGREEING TO NON-UNION, LABOR RATES. USE THE LEGAL ENTRY FEES TO COVER ALIEN MEDICAL INSURANCE AND AUTO INSURANCE. NO STATE DRIVER’S LICENSE PERMITTED.

3 Enact an overarching detention policy for terrorist combatants BE SPECIFIC

B) We will protect our homeland and support our allies with a plan to:

1 Fully fund missile defense WITH BUDGETED FUNDS, NOT WITH BORROWED FUNDS

2 Require tough enforcement of sanctions against Iran – THIS IS NOT A REPUBLICAN AGENDA, BUT NEEDS TO BE DEFINED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE USA IN A VOTE.

C) We will secure our borders with strong enforcement of the law with a plan to:

1 Establish operational control of the border

2 Work with state and local officials to enforce our immigration laws

3 Strengthen visa security

We will uphold our principles and fight for America’s priorities

A) We will fight to ensure transparency and accountability in Congress and throughout government

B) We will continue to fight the growth of government and oppose new stimulus spending that only puts our nation further in debt

C) We will fight efforts to fund the costly new health care law

D) We will fight to increase access to domestic energy sources and oppose attempts to impose a national “cap and trade” energy tax

E) We will fight for the rights of workers and oppose “card check” schemes that put union bosses before an individual’s right to a secret ballot

F) We will fight efforts to use a national crisis for political gain

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