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Throughout 2009 and 2010 the socialist Democrats railroaded the
American people by stealing their voice in the governing process.
GOP lawmakers—who repented and were listening to the American
People at town halls demanding that Congress read the bills they
vote for...and most of all, as the representatives of the people, that
the Congress vote the will of the voters—not the robber barons
and socialist scions who have bribed and leveraged politicians
to unconstitutionally enact their one-world socialist agenda.

The Pledge To America is a series of ideas how to transform Congress and the US government based on the demands of the American people at Tea Party rallies throughout 2009 and 2010 as the Obama Administration and the far left socialist Democrats insisted their victory, won with over 35 million stolen votes in 2008, entitled them to change the bedrock foundation of America. The Obama-manipulated Congress began by enacting $1.6 trillion in deficit spending that collapsed America's credit standing in the world. This resulted in the world's banks jettisoning the US dollar as the world's reserve currency. Under the plan proposed in a press conference in Sterling, Virginia by House Minority Leader John Boehner [R-OH], Mike Pence [R-IN] and Kevin McCarthy [R-CA], Congress will not be allowed to consider any piece of legislation that does not pass constitutional muster. Before Congress could consider any legislation they must be able to show they have constitutional authority to enact it. Further, the bills must be made public and the People given a chance to see the content of the bills being considered, and be able to propose changes. (It is unclear on this proposition would work.)

The Washington Post argued in an article that currently the Democrats already post most pieces of legislation they are considering, so they couldn't see how this changed anything. Let me explain. The Democrats post the name of the legislation. If you find anything in Thomas on the legislation, it is a chapter heading index but not the content of the bill. In most cases, the Democratic House and Senate leadership will not let members see or read anything more then extracts. Like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on the eve of passage of Obamacare, "We need to hurry up and pass the bill so we can see what's in it."

The Pledge to America calls for the total repeal of Obamacare. In its place, the GOP would enact what they have been touting for years: health savings accounts and placing people will chronic illnesses in State-managed high risk pools, and limiting medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors (since this is what is driving doctors out of several States, and driving up the cost of medical care).

The Pledge to America also freezes the expansion of the federal government. The plan would also cut Congress' budget, and end increases on most domestic spending programs, and end TARP spending (bank bailouts). And, most of all, the plan pledges to reduce government waste. To make this work, the Republicans—alone or with help from moderate Democrats who were caught up in the Obama socialist whirlpool in 2009—need enough votes to override an Obama veto...or better, have enough votes to impeach him and remove him from office. While they are at it, the Republicans need to outlaw the use of "czars" by the Executive branch since "czars," for some unfathomable and unconstitutional reason, do not need to be vetted or approved by the Senate. And, that flies in the face of the US Constitution.


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