This is the Republican's Pledge to America. It will be officially released tomorrow at a hardware store in Virginia. As you might have heard from the news the Pledge is broken up into 5 parts.
- (1) Job and economic growth
- (2) Balance budgets and deficit spending
- (3) Health Care ( repeal and replace Obamacare)
- (4) National Security and Border Security
- (5) Congressional reforms
While these are all good and admirable goals, they are hardly the Chris Christie tough reforms that America sorely needs.
I have not read all 21 pages yet, but from the opening pages, I have to say that the GOP might want to kick off this event with an apology, for failing in the past to live up to the pledges and ideals set forth in the first two pages.
Just thinking about how some in the GOP wet the bed of Christine O’Donnell’s victory over Mike Castle, I have to wonder if all of the GOP is really ready to get behind this document. I would certainly say, that Lisa Murkowski, Charlie Crist and Mike Castle certainly aren’t living up to the spirit of “ 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”
From what I have gleaned thus far, I would have to say this document is a nice baby step, that should have been released months ago. For January 2010 and forward, something much greater will be needed. i.e. what are we to do about the explosive growth of entitlements?
Read the whole pledge above and tell me what you think.
Via: CBS News