Signing On With the Contract From America

Tea Party groups from all over the country (based on votes like yours, if you voted after reading our Feb. post) have come together to form a Contract from America. This is a list of ten items that we, the members of this grassroots movement, desire our elected legislators to adhere to and vote accordingly.

Elected officials and candidates for office from across the nation are signing this document as their pledge to us. I couldn’t find anything yet on Bill Flores’ website pledging to sign this pledge to adhere to these principles; Mr. Flores, here’s the link. Now is a great time to do so! ;-)

Here is a brief news interview (April 16, 2010) about the Contract from America featuring Matt Kibbe of  Freedom Works:

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Here are the ten  Contract from America agenda items:

  1. Protect the Constitution
  2. Reject Cap & Trade
  3. Demand a Balanced Budget
  4. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform
  5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government
  6. End Runaway Government Spending
  7. Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care
  8. Pass an “All-of-the-Above” Energy Policy
  9. Stop the Pork
  10. Stop the Tax Hikes

Comments

  1. Dr. Nate Wirt says:

    Protect the Constitution – too vague; need to return to the Founding Father’s ideals
    Reject Cap & Trade – good
    Demand a Balanced Budget – good
    Enact Fundamental Tax Reform – what kind
    Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government – term limits?
    End Runaway Government Spending – must replace officials
    Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care – need Health Care that works
    Pass an “All-of-the-Above” Energy Policy – too vague
    Stop the Pork – you can’t stop the pork without replacing the pigs
    Stop the Tax Hikes – good

    • Yes sir, the only way to accomplish #6, “end runaway government spending,” is vote ’em all out!

  2. Good feedback Dr. Wirt,

    One thing in regards to the short list is that information is moving so quickly that what was easily understood a year ago, now takes a refresher course.

    For instance:

    # 4 Enact Fundamental Tax Reform – refers to either the Flat Tax or National Sales Tax (The Fair Tax)

    #8 Pass and “All of the Above” Energy Policy refers back to a legislative bill from June/09 that was comprehensive in scope. For more information see http://www.gop.gov/energy

    I apologize for not making these points clearer and I thank you for pointing these out.

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