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A Pledge to America

John Boehner
John Boehner
Earmark, 2010

The Republican Party has released it's Pledge to America as a final blue print for the coming mid-term elections. After reviewing it I have come to only one conclusion: It is hyperbole that amounts to nothing more than a gimmick for the mid-term. It has no substance and lacks specifics.

Sure, anyone can simply say we are going to make you rich beyond your wildest dreams, but it is the details that matter. If I am going to make you rich by stealing your neighbors money, is it really a good idea?

Here is a point by point commentary that reasonable Minnesotans should remember.

The document begins with a pre-amble that rambles on about how we are all Americans who have been robbed of our liberties. It is heavy on constitutional speak to stir emotion and ensure the Tea Party activists turn up at the polls. Buzz words like "elite", "out of touch", and "arrogant" all seem to brand the opposing party as the sole reason for all of the difficulty in the country.

It doesn't say that the creators of the pledge are the ones who stole your liberties and most importantly your money. They not only stole it but encouraged you to take out loans to continue feeding their never ending greed. I will begin by covering the first section of the pledge in this article and do the same for the others in upcoming articles.

A Plan to Create Jobs, End Economic Uncertainty, and Make America More Competitive

It sounds fantastic until you read the details. They plan to "end the attack on free enterprise by repealing job-killing policies and taking steps to assure current businesses and future entrepreneurs that the government will not stifle their ability to compete in the global marketplace."

(translation: we are going to give tax cuts to big business and make sure that the free market can once again run wild and free without accountability to the American people. And we are going to ensure that it is never again challenged just because a few million people lose their life savings or homes.)

"we will roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least $100 billion in the first year alone and putting us on a path to balance the budget and pay down the debt. We will also establish strict budget caps to limit federal spending from this point forward. "

(translation: we going back to the Bush years and we won't allow anyone to spend outside of our guidelines without asking us first...they are now the deciders of how your Tax dollars are spent. And we know how well that worked out don't we?)

It is time to end this liberal Keynesian experiment and stop the attacks on our employers that prevent them from investing in our economy. We need private sector jobs, not more government. We have a plan that will help create jobs, end economic uncertainty, and make America more competitive."

(translation: we need to end the reign of this liberal who isn’t even a citizen. We need to ensure that the right kinds of Americans are once again restored to their rightful place. These 20th century ideas of economics, where private sector is monitored and even directed by government is a bad idea according to the Republican party. Remember the recession, economic collapse, and sky rocketing health care costs? This is what happens when Government doesn’t do it’s job). This pledge is a joke designed to cement the divide in America until after the election. It isn't about the American People, it is about John Boehner and his obstructionist agenda. If this doesn't make you want to vote, the next section surely will.


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