On September 23, Republicans unveiled their plan for governing — their Pledge to America.
They’re pledging to cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires.
They’re pledging to roll back regulations on big oil and Wall Street.
They’re pledging to strike down rules reining in the credit card lenders and the insurance companies.
They’re pledging to increase the deficit by trillions of dollars.
Their agenda is a windfall for the folks spending millions to put them back in power — the lobbyists, the big corporations, and the special interests.
We’re not sitting by watching this scheme become a reality. Our plan to win this fall is as different from that of the GOP as our agenda for the country.
We’ve got organizers on the ground in every state, working with campaigns and volunteers to coordinate an unprecedented voter-turnout operation.
We’re knocking on thousands of doors and making millions of calls to get our voters out to the polls.
This Republican Pledge to America is nothing new. Even John Boehner said, “We are not going to be any different than we’ve been.”
They’re offering up the very same agenda that put us on a path to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
That means they’re not prepared to discuss protecting Social Security and Medicare.
They have no plan for education or teachers.
They offer up no solutions to the outsourcing of American jobs.
They lay out no plans to invest in key industries like clean energy and manufacturing.
They don’t talk about rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, and railways.
With your help, we can send the Republicans back to the drawing board.
Together, we’ll make sure the country never returns to the failed policies of the past. But that means moving forward with our plan to win the 2010 elections.
Governor Tim Kaine