Pledge to America

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Pledge to America
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Wed, 09-22-2010 - 6:37pm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100922/ap_on_el_ho/us_republicans_agenda



<<<"Regarding the policies of the current government, the governed do not consent," reads a preamble to the agenda. "An arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites makes decisions, issues mandates, and enacts laws without accepting or requesting the input of the many."



It goes on to call for every bill to cite its specific constitutional authority, a vote on any government regulation that costs more than $100 million annually and a freeze on hiring federal workers except security personnel. It also has a "read the bill" provision mandating that legislation be publicly available for three days before a vote.



GOP leaders are set to go public with the plan Thursday at a hardware store in suburban Virginia, choosing a location outside the nation's capital that's in keeping with the plan's grassroots emphasis.>>>



I thought the 20 point plan was being unveiled today.

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Registered: 09-02-2009
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 6:40pm
Well, if we can just appoint ourselves to government posts then I think I will appoint myself as Secretary of Education - I think I could do a better job than the current occupant of the job. i also promise to read all bills.
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Wed, 09-22-2010 - 6:48pm

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 6:56pm

<<<a vote on any government regulation that costs more than $100 million annually .>>>



This one actually caught my attention.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 6:56pm


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I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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Registered: 10-28-2009
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 7:01pm
They lost me with that first paragraph. Bunch of jerks.
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Registered: 09-02-2009
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 7:01pm
It's not something they can really monitor anyway - I think the whole point was to make sure there IS enough time to read the bill - for the health care reform bill I'm not sure three days is really enough for one person to read the entire bill with adequate comprehension though - it's not like reading a novel after all. I do support putting in three days to read the bill, but that would have to apply to all concerned as the time issue has been used by both parties to their own advantage from time to time.
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Registered: 04-09-2007
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 7:20pm

A Pelosi staffer already dismissed this, and I think that's a huge mistake.



I think Democrats would be better off saying that they have BEGGING the Republicans for two years to come to the table, and now, only 6 weeks before the election, do they have a "plan".

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 7:44pm

They don't need to read the whole bill all at once and the bills are constantly changing documents.

 


 


I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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Registered: 07-19-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 7:48pm

(They lost me with that first paragraph. Bunch of jerks.)

Nice.

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Registered: 09-01-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 7:53pm
I think the Democrats shouldn't dismiss it. I think they should go and ask substantive questions like, "specifically what program(s) will you cut?" If they can't answer that, then they're not serious players in the process. If the Republican would then reply in detail including the name of the program, how much, who it would affect, etc. I guess I would take them seriously. Of course, if they said that they'd cut the SCHIP payment for child immunizations, or cut the purchase of body armor for our soldiers, I might not agree, but I would take them seriously.
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