What happened to leaving this country a better place for future generations?

“What happened to leaving this country a better place for future generations?”

— “Generation Y”, Feb 23,  in response to “A Pledge of Fiscal Responsibility“

In recent days other respondents have alerted us to a similar proposal (the “Contract From America”) that is being developed by Tea Party organizers, and it’s likely that you’ll see one out of the Republican party as well.  We’ll keep pressing on because there is a need for a bipartisan platform that focuses narrowly on balancing the budget—and on pushing congressmen to serve the nation rather than themselves.  Many congresspersons will justify earmarks by telling you that they are serving their constituents, but it’s time that the voters  called them out on that deception.

When interest rates rise to normal levels, the interest cost on our debt will begin to spiral out of control.  This is no time for partisan politics.

Senator Judd Gregg (R, NH) and Senator Ron Wyden (D, Oregon) have just introduced legislation called The Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010.  Judd is also working on the line-item veto; he’s pushing for good government, but he needs your support!

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  1. Les Is More says:

    Democrats don’t care about balanced budgets, and they especially don’t care about limiting spending. You’re wasting your time trying to get any of them to support anything like this. Let’s hope the Tea Party is going to sweep them out of office.

  2. Voter says:

    Sunset laws
    Some of the stimulus spending plans have been delayed by laws that insist on union labor, or a long environmental review process, or some other law that seemed like a good idea in 1975 and has stayed on the books ever since. We have too many laws that are strangling the economy and need to get rid of a thousand or more.

    That would take decades. Sunset legislation would speed the process up. Insist that all new bills have an expiration date, at which point they can be renewed or allowed to die. And find a way to apply the same provision to most existing laws.

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