Republicans Make a ‘Pledge to America’

UNDATED (WIFR) -- Some of the specifics from the 21-page document include permanently extending all bush tax cuts including those for the wealthy.

This cancels the remaining 258 billion dollars of unspent stimulus money and repeals the Obama health care reform law and replacing it with republican proposals. Democratic leaders are calling the measure a return to the failed economic policies of the bush administration. 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo called 23 News from Washington and says he disagrees.

"The pledge in America was not drawn in Washington. It was drawn in individual Congressional districts such as ours and the suggestions of the people who showed up is exactly what you see in this pledge." said Manzullo.

"This is a good document, and that's how democrats and republicans should work together in Washington. But right now it's whoever has a good plan, the other one fights them. We need somebody down in Washington like me who can work with both parties." said Gaulrapp.

Gaulrapp says he has made a pledge that if elected he would not seek a second term unless he can improve the dismal unemployment numbers in the district.


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