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The Pledge

MoreFreedom Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 4:20 PM
The GOP has already sold us out. Consider the sequestration deal, where they could simply have not raised the debt ceiling and forced Obama to pick who gets their government checks, or to cut spending. The deal isn't balanced with 80% tax increases and 20% spending cuts (hardly a deal). Or consider the rhetoric of the 2010 Tea Party class, where 70% of them voted for more corporate welfare in the form of the Import/Export Bank, the EDA and the Dept of Energy "green investment" program that's given us Solyndra and other failures.
Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 10:04 PM
Perhaps I should have said, "ONCE AGAIN". That would have clarified my position.
Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 8:30 PM
if "representatives" were to actually cut spending in any significant way,they would reduce their own influence and power. they are not about to do that.

This is why WE NEED TERM LIMITS,people. don't leave them in office long enough to get comfortable,or to make "arrangements" or "relationships"with other pols and lobbyists. Term Limits would force them to vote on a bill's merits.

NO careers in Congress.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 4:27 PM
I think your mistake is believing the rhetoric of most RINOs who claim they want to cut spending (but only mean from the baseline where actual spending increases). Most of our Republican representatives are big government and big spending proponents. See their votes during the Bush years when Republicans had majorities in both the House and Senate. I'd rather have a big spending Democrat than a big spending RINO in office, because at least then the Democrats get the blame.
Much was made over the weekend about cracks in Grover Norquist's "No Tax Pledge" dam by Rep. Peter King and Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).

Before we go on, we all know there IS such a thing as the "No Tax Pledge," but until last night as I was writing this, I had never actually read it.

Here is the operational section of the pledge as signed by hundreds of candidates for the U.S. House and U.S. Senate: I pledge that I will …

"ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase...