Contract with America Part II?
I thought we could have some fun with this one. From Huffington Post: John McCain is working on his own version of Newt's famous Contract with America.
Sen. John McCain is putting together a major economic plan that will be structured, in some ways, off of Newt Gingrich's famous Contract With America.
In an email obtained by the Huffington Post, the Arizona Republican's chief of staff, Marc Buse, asked an outside adviser for help with a "ten principles" program that the senator could use as a "definitive" platform.
"We are looking for some guidance on a definitive plan (aka contract with america style) on the economy...principles," writes Buse. "Ten principles that JSM could point to on what MUST BE DONE to address the problems our nation faces."
Buse doesn't offer specific suggestions of his own, save "NO TAX INCREASES."
What do you think will be in the 10 key points?
1. MY FRIENDS: No new earmarks (I know these represent only 2% of spending but, heck, I'm all about symbolism!)
2. MY FRIENDS: Let the big banks fail (sure, this could lead to a domino effect with massive job losses and may even introduce the term Depression into our vocabularies, but it sounds pretty tough, doesn't it?)
3. MY FRIENDS: No new taxes (for the rich)