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POLITICO: GOP Praises Tea Party ‘Contract from America’

By Jake Sherman

House Republicans are showering praise on the tea party’s “Contract from America,” a document that lays out some of the movement’s priorities.

As the tea partiers gathered on the National Mall for a tax day protest, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the document “captures the American people’s frustration with a government that has grown too big, too costly, and too arrogant.”

The tea party contract calls for a balanced budget, repeal of the health care law, tax reform, an end to earmarks and a rejection of a cap and trade energy plan.

House Republican Conference Chair Mike Pence of Indiana said it’s a “good start toward the essential goals of individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom.”

“I hope that many conservative leaders will join with this bold initiative that’s marked by powerful ideas to get our government’s fiscal house in order,” Pence wrote in an emailed statement. “As Republicans move forward developing our agenda for the 112th Congress, efforts like this will be invaluable.”

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  • David Travagliante

    I wish to say that life in our great nation has been very good for such a long time that
    everyone got caught sleeping. Washington has been able to spend our money anyway that they have wanted for such a long time ,they think nothing about it any longer. We the people have allowed this to happen. Education is power. America is
    no longer keeping her eyes closed and Washington is slowly opening its. The people
    that mock the tea party movement are the ones that are looking out for the free ride.
    This has to stop, America can’t follow the path of Government controlled countries
    with healthcare programs such as Canada, England because the programs there have failed. Government has NO business in the private sector. Thats not US.
    Government has to answer to the people. They work for us, not we for them as they are trying to make us do. VOTE them out that don’t do what is right for America. The Democrat party has done more harm to our nation in one year than
    the past 50 years. This massive debt is on the backs of our children yet born. The
    spending has to stop except what is needed to defend America. America can’t keep
    supporting the world—we need to heal our house first. Made in America–should
    be our cry. Invest at home– Everyone lays their hand out to us–who will lend us
    their hand? Everything should be frozen–wages, products, everything across the
    board, until we start to heal. Give low or no interest loans to business–to get moving again. People as a whole don’t want handouts–they want work.
    We can’t spend our way out–we have to work it out. Taxing everything under the
    sun on the people, just digs a deeper hole. AMERICA—VOTE –THEM–OUT.
    God bless–OUR NATION

  • E Stoddart

    Amen to all that is included in the CONTRACT from AMERICA! It is time for us to take back our government, our tax dollars, and our free-market. John Boehner (R-Ohio) said it all when he said that the USA ” government that has grown too big, too costly, and too arrogant.”

  • Oscar Pearson

    It is about time someone do something to tell Congress and our sorry leaders that we are fed up with what is going on in Washington.
    Remember Come November.