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Contract with America Part II?


By Kelly Thomas - Posted on 10 March 2009

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?

How about?

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)

The South Park finisher:

4. ????

5. Profit!! (maybe)

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It's sad that we've reached a point where 'government service' is a dirty word... If we're the greatest country on earth, maybe we can have the greatest government.

Lewis Black

Oh let's not forget:

6.  MY FRIENDS: Spending freeze (yes, I know we are in a recession!)

You forgot

-Stop sending money to "people who don't like us very much"(A line he used practically EVERY single speech.

 

Geithner, by the way, should take this as a memorandum to get a plan out in the open, and FAST!
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It's sad that we've reached a point where 'government service' is a dirty word... If we're the greatest country on earth, maybe we can have the greatest government.

Lewis Black

"Circle the wagons! Send a rider to the telegraph station." - It's another GOP plan.

Geithner, by the way, should take this as a memorandum to get a plan out in the open, and FAST!

Yes-what's he waiting for? Come on, rally the troops! I actually do want them to lay out a plan just so I don't have to hear the CNBC whiners anymore OR deal with a McCain "the economy is fundamentally strong" contract! Ugh!

Umm, is anyone else concerned that the Presidential candidate of the Republican party, who ran only a few months ago,  is NOW starting to put together an economic plan?!?!?!?!

 

Was that suppose to make me laugh? Is so, it succeeded. I think it was the delivery....

When "suspending" his campaign didn't work, he had to rethink his plan.  ;-)

He is trying so hard to be relevant.  The consencus is he is doing it for 2 reasons:  he is up for reelection in 2010 and he thinks he may face a primary challenge from the right and he thinks he has an opportunity to reinvent himself... as the loser he does not want to go away silently.

Oh well...let's wait for the next train wreck.

 

 I will not throw the first punch but I wil certainly throw the last.....President Barack Obama.

I'll admit that I bought into Newt's contract way back when-mainly because I'm an organized, spell-it-out-plainly type of person and it seemed simple and to the point and I felt it made some sense at the time.

I just don't think the GOP can create something like that these days-too many splits within the party, too much history to illustrate how their most popular ideas led us to this crisis, and too few new ideas. An economic-related contract coming from McCain just sounds humorous in and of itself. Doesn't he need to suspend his Senator role to accomplish this? In this age of YouTube there is too much evidence to dispute the GOP "ideas." They are living a political nightmare at the moment with no end in sight.

If McCain wants to be relevant, he should extend a hand to Pres. Obama. That's an alliance that would help his image (oh, wait a minute, then he'd have to face the wrath of Rush...there's that double edge sword again.)

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