The Ted Pledge
The Republican Pledge to America is a step in the right direction, but we should never settle for simply better. We should always demand much better. A return to excellence would be nice again, wouldn’t it?
Compared to the bloated, ineffective, wasteful, expensive, irresponsible and downright enslaving Fedzilla programs that the Democrats have recently rammed down our throats and will continue to do so if re-elected, the Republican Pledge would surely move America in a new positive direction.
What the GOP owes the American people is a hefty dose of plain-speaking, bold pragmatism that clearly articulates the GOP’s vision for America. Even I, your humble Motown guitar-slayer, remain steadfastly locked on the vision of our Founding Fathers and am prepared to ride to their rescue with the Ted Pledge. My crowbar of logic and truth does not gently weep.
GOP candidates and politicians should self-impose term limits and pledge to only serve two terms in Congress or one term as a senator and then leave D.C. for good, never to return. Americans know that professional Fedzillacrats and lobbyists from both sides of the political aisles are the root cause of America’s problems, not the solution.
Republicans should then call a press conference and burn the U.S. tax code on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol and then march right back into the Capitol and pass a fair tax.
Until then, no taxes should be withheld from our paychecks. Americans should have to pay their taxes once a year so that they can see exactly how much of their income is swallowed up by Fedzilla. The GOP should pledge to move April 15, tax day, to the day before national elections in November. I assure you this will guarantee term limits.
The GOP leadership should pledge to implement GOP Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert’s proposal to eliminate all federal taxes including Social Security taxes from the paychecks of Americans for one year. Gohmert’s proposal would cause the American economy to roar back to life. Let’s get bold and creative like Congressman Gohmert.
GOP politicians should pledge to never write or introduce a bill longer in length than our Constitution which is roughly 5,000 words. If Congress critters can’t write a bill under 5,000 words they don’t deserve to be in Congress. Period.
The GOP should pledge that they will invite business people and free-market economists to go through each bill in detail and then report to the American public on how the bill will impact the free market before the bill is voted on. The GOP should pledge to annually convene a group of businessmen and free market economists to recommend how Fedzilla can further be gutted.
For every new law passed, the GOP should pledge to eliminate 1,000 existing other federal laws, regulations and requirements.
The GOP should pledge that they will never introduce, support or pass a law that punishes the producers and rewards bloodsuckers.
Using 2008 budget numbers, Republicans should pledge to reduce the size of Fedzilla by 25% over the next four years. Less government is always best government. Dramatically reducing the size of government will pour gas on the embers of our economy and turn it into an inferno. Economic infernos are good.
The GOP should pledge to immediately stick a dagger in the heart of the death tax and all corporate taxes. This will free up untold trillions of dollars that can be used to get our economy roaring back to life and putting Americans back to work.
The GOP should tell young Americans that Social Security is a Fedzilla financial ponzi scheme and that they will not receive a dime when they retire because Fedzillacrats have stolen all the money in the Social Security Trust Fund. The GOP should pledge to young workers that they will introduce legislation that will not tax their IRAs and 401(k )investments when they retire.
The GOP should remind America that more options makes for more affordable choices and that the free market has and still can provide this. As such, Obamacare and other Fedzilla programs that can and should be provided and managed by the private sector will be repealed. All federal welfare programs should be eliminated in the next five years. This will breed tough Americans. Tough is good. Soft is weak.
Republicans In Name Only (RINO) should be purged from the GOP. RINOs are political punks who cannot be counted on. Get rid of them.
Pledge to Americans that the GOP will pass legislation to ensure that federal employees will be paid what their private sector counterparts earn and not one penny more. Except for the Department of Defense, a federal hiring freeze should be instituted for at least the next ten years.
The GOP needs to tell Americans that we’ve tried big government and it has been an abject failure. The only people who fail to understand this fundamental truism are power-hungry Fedzillacrats, bloodsuckers, Socialists, and idiots. They are anti-Americans. Do America a favor and send these punks packin’.
Lastly, the GOP should remind Americans at every opportunity that freedom is always better than tyranny, that smaller government is always better government.
What say you, GOP?