It’s getting down to the wire.
For the past few weeks in this newsletter, I have made the case that the job-killing agenda of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama have artificially extended the life of the 2008 recession, leading to more job losses and even greater pain for America.
Instead of cutting taxes to spur investment in new businesses, they exploded the deficit with $787 billion of our money on a big government “stimulus,” bailouts for state governments, pork, and shovel ready projects that turned out, as Obama now admits, to be not so shovel ready.
Instead of reforming our healthcare system by empowering patients and doctors to control costs and improve quality of care, they opted to empower bureaucrats to micromanage and centrally plan the healthcare choices of 300 million Americans, raising costs and uncertainty about how this destructive bill will be implemented.
Instead of creating a stable governing climate so America’s small business owners can predict costs in the coming years and make investments, they’re threatening to pass even more radical legislation, like their cap-and-trade energy tax and the pro-union-boss card-check bill. And instead of fixing the tax code to avoid a devastating tax increase on 50% of all small business income in 2011, they have done nothing.
In other words, instead of offering more paychecks by empowering small business to create jobs, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama have offered Americans more food stamps, with Speaker Pelosi saying that food stamps and unemployment insurance are the best ways to create jobs.
Public Opinion Polls Are Not Votes
The job-killing and radical record of the Democrats is becoming obvious to the American people.
The Democrats have become the party of food stamps, with a record 42 million Americans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program this summer.
The Republicans are poised to become the party of paychecks, with a plan for controlling spending, cutting taxes, and reforming government similar to the agenda we implemented in the mid-1990s when I was Speaker that led to record job creation and budget surpluses.
All the public opinion polls are showing Republicans with a significant lead over Democrats in the generic ballot result.
If you examine the results for “likely voters” and other indications of intensity, Republicans have an even bigger lead.
But polls are not votes.
The difference between typical off-year gains for the party out of power and historic gains that fundamentally change the balance of power in Washington will come down to voter turnout.
That’s why at American Solutions, we created the Ten Million Voters campaign.
It was a swing of 10 million voters between 1990 and 1994 that led to the Republicans winning the House for the first time in 40 years. A similar swing of 10 million voters led to the Democrats’ victory in 2006.
So in 2010, we’ve created online tools for grassroots conservatives to rally ten million new voters to the polls this November in favor of job creation candidates.
Now we’re bringing our job creation message for the fall elections directly to cities across the country.
Starting tomorrow, I will be travelling with American Solutions to a dozen cities across the country for “Jobs Here, Jobs Now” rallies.
Each stop on the tour will be at the location of an especially critical race that could set the stage for the results across the country and where turnout will be especially important.
We’ll be joined by radio host Mike Gallagher as well as local candidates who support a job creating, free market agenda.
Tomorrow we’ll be in Phoenix, Ariz., San Diego, Calif., and Las Vegas, Nev. Friday we’ll be in Sioux City, Iowa, and Collinsville, Ill.
Visit TenMillionVoters.com for the full schedule. We hope to see you there.
There Are More of Us Than There Are Of Them
These rallies are a call to arms.
I’ve written before about the recent movie Callista and I produced, Nine Days that Changed the World. It tells the story of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Poland in June 1979.
At the time, Poland was under the grips of a communist dictatorship with a secret police enforcing communist rule.
However, the Pope’s visit electrified the people of Poland. Massive crowds gathered to hear Pope John Paul II’s message of freedom through faith.
Seeing their fellow countrymen rallying around the Pope’s message of faith, freedom, and national pride, the Polish people suddenly realized that “there are more of us than there are of them.”
Today, in this time when our leaders are committed to a vision for America where government is big and the citizen is small—a vision antithetical to the founders’ vision of individual freedom and the unalienable right to pursue happiness—these “Jobs Here, Jobs Now” rallies will be a reminder that most Americans still agree with Ronald Reagan that “we have every right to dream heroic dreams.”
They’re a reminder of just how many of your fellow Americans still believe in the founding principles of America.
They’re a reminder of just how many people in your community are committed to working nonstop from now until Election Day to stand up for historic American values of faith, free markets and freedom.
They’re a reminder that there are more of us than there are of them.
Please visit TenMillionVoters.com to view the full tour schedule and find out other ways you can help save America.
P.S. Callista and I would like to invite you to join us at an Election Night Celebration on November 2 in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building. In addition to live entertainment, I’ll be joined by Joe Gaylord, the CEO of American Solutions and my partner in the 1994 Contract with America campaign, and columnist and GOP strategist Rich Galen, as together we provide analysis of the election results. If you’d like to join us for this special event, please visit here. Tickets must be purchased in advance ($25), so reserve yours today!
P.P.S. I will be recording video messages throughout the tour for Newt.org Premium members, updating them on what I’m learning in each city about the important races throughout the country. To access these V-Casts, as well as view my full speeches and other great benefits, become a Newt.org Premium Member today.
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