House Republicans Seek To Repeal The Costly Cumbersome Health Law, Cut Spending, And Extend Expiring Tax Cuts

Posted By on September 23, 2010

Is there a message to Congress in this!

House Republicans announced a governing agenda today that would cut federal spending, extend expiring tax cuts and repeal the Democrats’ health-care law.

The program was released by party leaders at a hardware store in Sterling, Virginia, as Republicans make their case to voters to retake the House majority in the Nov. 2 elections.

The first priority, according to Representative Mike Pence of Indiana, is the extension of Bush-era tax cuts.

“It’s the top of the list to get the economy moving again right now,” Pence said today on Bloomberg Television. “There would be almost nothing more important that Congress could do right now.” He called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to take all of the proposals for extensions of 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to a vote.

Titled “A Pledge to America,” the plan is patterned after House Republicans’ “Contract with America” from 1994. Republicans unveiled the earlier plan six weeks before elections in which they gained the majority for the first time in 40 years. House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio was an architect of the 1994 plan and the new version. Democrats regained the House majority in 2006.

“It’s a governing agenda that could be enacted tomorrow,” Boehner said at the event in Virginia. “These are the things the American people are demanding,” he said. “Republicans stand ready to get it done.”

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