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16 Years after Contract with America, GOP Outlines a New Vision for America

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Almost sixteen years ago to the day, Republicans laid out their midterm platform in their Contract with America. It preceded a sweeping victory for the GOP in Washington, as they took control of the House of Representatives and Newt Gingrich took the Speaker's gavel.

Now, they are laying out a new vision in a Pledge to America (thanks for posting, Politico!). 

How much difference does 16 years make? What stands out to you in the two platforms? Give us your read - and tell us whether you're a Republican, Democrat, or Independent.

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Comments [4]

fatima randolph

The first page of this document immediately proves, to me at least, that the GOP has never accepted the fact that we, the people, elected President Obama based on his campaign promisses of health reform, financial reform, etc. What the GOP doesn't want us to remember is that it was republican policies and a republican president that sent us on an almost catastrophic downward spiral.

Sep. 24 2010 01:16 PM
Jack Jackson from Central NJ

Am I naive or would expanding the NUMBER of seats in the House blunt the effect of all this money?

I think that one vote per 70,00-100,00 citizens is inherently more democratic than 1 vote per 700,000 citizens. The House of Reps should have 4 or 5 THOUSAND members. All the members wouldn't get to be on committees and staffs; budgets; power would always be less...but the will of the people as expressed through their Representatives would be more certain.

Sep. 24 2010 11:42 AM
Anna Sale, It's A Free Country

Here's the counterattack of the Democratic National Committee - calling it "the same failed agenda from the past." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQYbxoFeCS4

Sep. 23 2010 09:29 AM
Gianni Lovato from Chatham, NY

To quote Mayor Bloomberg:
"Anger is not a governing startegy"
and:
"People are frustrated and tired of partisanship paralyzing the Country from coast to coast"
Hello? Is anyone listening in Albany and Washington?

Sep. 23 2010 09:27 AM

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