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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Contract with America.....Renewed

Today, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) released its alternative fiscal year 2007 budget entitled, Contract with America 'Renewed', which would cut more than $650 billion over five years, balance the budget and significantly shrink three cabinet agencies.
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The new plan would slash $350 billion from Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs, including saving taxpayers $300 billion through a major reorganization of the Education, Commerce and Energy Departments.
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This budget makes real cuts in the sorts of programs that Republicans have long-argued should not be in the federal budget, like agriculture programs, transportation, energy, and commerce programs, even much-needed cuts to excesses in defense programs.
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Will the GOP leadership in Congress will be interested in supporting this promising alternative or will it be election year politics as usual?

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