Republican’s Release “Pledge to America” as Elections Draw Near

Republican's Release "Pledge to America" as Elections Draw Near

Republican's Release "Pledge to America" as Elections Draw Near

House Republicans have called for a change in the political landscape of the United States.  Republican House leaders have presented a 21-page “Pledge to America” that focuses on realigning “our country’s compass”.

Republican leaders have released the new agenda just six weeks before elections that will determine the direction the government takes over the final two years of President Barak Obama’s first term.  Republicans have their hopes set high that they can reclaim Congress and put an end to many of Obama’s initiatives they oppose.

One of the biggest issues in the “Pledge to America” is the repealing of the recently passed health care reform law.  Republicans believe the law is a job killer that will do nothing than raise taxes and result in less effective medical treatment for citizens.  In order to repeal the law Republicans would need to take control of Congress and have a two-thirds vote to ensure the President could not use his veto power.  A recent poll found that 56% of Americans disapprove of the health care bill that became law in March.

The pledge also calls for an end to the bailout programs for banks, returning government spending to levels before the economic stimulus packages of 2009, and canceling any unspent money from the stimulus fund provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The GOP would need to win at least 39 seats back in the coming elections to regain control of Congress if they hope to implement the measures outlined in their plans.

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