1994 – Contract With America
Democrats Should Want the Same Things for Americans
With all the hoopla made over the Republican’s Contract With America prior to November 8th and during the campaigns, it might do you good to readjust what the contract is. After doing so you will understand the Democrats were at it again and Clinton was doing what he does best, LIE.
The Republican members of the House promised to bring these issues to the floor of the House for debate and vote, if they were to have the control needed to do so, within the first 100 days of the 104th Congress.
They did not guarantee passage nor that the president would sign any bills sent to him, they promised to bring the issues to the floor and vote on them.
1. The Fiscal Responsibility Act
Covers the Balanced Budget Amendment and Line Item Veto.
2. Taking Back Our Streets Act
Includes Truth in Sentencing, Minimum Sentencing if you commit a crime with a gun. Adds more Death Sentencing, cuts social programs and builds more prisons.
3. The Personal Responsibility Act
Reforms the welfare system with something like 2 years and you’re out. Eliminates incentives for having children under the current welfare system.
4. The Family Reinforcement Act
Strengthens the rights of parents in their children’s education. Includes school choice and stronger child pornography laws.
5. The American Dream Restoration Act
Includes a $ 500 per child tax credit and other.
6. The National Security Restoration Act
Bars placing U.S. Troops under foreign nations and the United Nations. Prevents using defense dollars for social programs.
7. The Senior Citizens Fairness Act
Raises the social security earnings limit. Repeals Clinton Tax hike on social security benefits. If you make more than 34K and you are on Social Security, the tax hike increased your tax percentage from 50% to 85%.
8. The Job Creation & Enhancement Act
Includes small business incentives and cuts and indexes capital gains from 28% to 14%. Risk assessment and unfunded mandate reform.
9. The Common Sense Legal Reform Act
Tort Reform, Loser Pays Laws, Puts reasonable Limits on Punitive damages, Reforms product liability laws.
10. The Citizen Legislature Act
Term Limits .
REMEMBER THESE ARE TO BE BROUGHT TO THE FLOOR AND VOTED ON IN THE FIRST 100 DAYS. IT DOESN’T GUARANTEE THEIR PASSAGE, CLINTON MUST SIGN THEM AND IF HE DOESN’T – HE IS THE CAUSE OF THE GRIDLOCK THAT WOULD FOLLOW.
In which case we should bide our time and make sure that Americans retain control of both houses in 1996 and send a Republican to the White House as President.
That is the only way we can insure America’s future and keep the socialistic Green hordes from controlling this country. §
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