Pledge to America

Maddow: GOP Declares War On Their Own Promises

Republicans are off to a rough start after taking control of the House of Representative Wednesday. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow noted Thursday that the party had only been in power for some 33 hours when they had already made, by her count, at least

No Surprise, Republicans To Break Promise On Spending Cuts

In September, future House Speaker John Boehner unveiled the GOP Pledge to America, which among its other warmed-over Republican nostrums promised to save "at least $100 billion in the first year alone" from the federal budget. On the eve of

Rich Vote With Their Wallets To End Bush Tax Cuts. Again.

Over a year before the GOP "Pledge to America" demanded permanent tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans costing $700 billion over the next decade, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) fretted, "We're running out of rich people in this country." But as

Obama Slams GOP Pledge As 'Irresponsible'

President Barack Obama isn't impressed by a Republican manifesto that promises to cut the size of government if they take over Congress. Appearing on the Today Show, Obama said the Republican "Pledge to America" was irresponsible. CNN

Boehner Won't Promise To End Earmarks If GOP Takes House

Republicans have unveiled their 21-page "Pledge to America" but there is one pledge that the next potential House Speaker won't make. When asked several times Sunday, John Boehner refused to say that he would put an end to all earmarks if