REP. CALVERT “Today We Pledge to Restore Fiscal Accountability, Transparency, and Certainty”
Thursday, September 23, 2010 -
Today House Republicans, including Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), introduced the “Pledge to America” which defines how Republicans will lead America back to prosperity and opportunity.
“For too long Washington, D.C. elites have been out of touch with the American people who are struggling to get by and legitimately worried about the future,” said Rep. Calvert. “They see a Congress and Administration that knows no fiscal bounds, that ignores their objections to sweeping health care legislation that is already radically changing a fundamental aspect of our society, that seeks to answer our problems with increased taxation, and that is ready to hand over the rights of U.S. citizens to terrorists. It is clear that Washington is out of step with the American people and that is why my colleagues and I, months ago, decided to stop talking and start listening.
“Through countless meetings, telephone town halls, discussions on the American Speaking Out website and other ways, our Pledge to America began to take shape. We took the top concerns of the American people and turned it into an action plan. To be clear: this agenda is a starting point of what we would do today if given the opportunity. It is only a beginning point that focuses on cutting spending immediately, returning unspent stimulus funds, providing financial incentives to small business, creating tax and regulation certainty, and requiring operational control of our borders.
“Our goals are clear: America’s prosperity depends on the freedom and ingenuity of its people, not on the dictates of its government. Our plan is to get government out of the way of free enterprise and creativity that is being suffocated by endless government mandates, more regulation and mounting debt. Today we pledge to restore fiscal accountability, transparency and certainty. If we return the reins of power back to the American people, there is nothing our country cannot do.”
To read the full document, click here: http://pledge.gop.gov