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Virginia Republican Eric Cantor’s 22-page game plan on how to change Congress

Virginia Republican Eric Cantor’s 22-page game plan on how to change Congress

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Virginia Republican Eric Cantor’s official announcement of his run for House majority leader came with a twist: a 22-page game plan on how to change Congress.

Cantor, currently the GOP whip, began calling colleagues to shore up his support and wrote a letter promising to change Congress – saying he wants to “drain the swamp rather than learning to swim with the alligators.”
Virginia Republican Eric Cantor’s official announcement of his run for House majority leader came with a twist: a 22-page game plan on how to change Congress.

Cantor, currently the GOP whip, began calling colleagues to shore up his support and wrote a letter promising to change Congress – saying he wants to “drain the swamp rather than learning to swim with the alligators.”

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Dear Republican Colleague:Congratulations on your election and or being a major part o a new Republicanresurgence. For the past two years, Democrats have reused to listen. Now thatwe have been given a trust – we will not make that mistake.I have long believed that success or the Republican Party is tied to success orAmerica. Thomas Jeerson once remarked that “governments are republican onlyin proportion as they embody the will o the people, and execute it.To that end, we must govern dierently. Not just dierently than the Democrats,but dierently rom our previous majority. And job number one is to ocus on more jobs or more Americans and to shit the economy rom stall to orward. It’s time toproduce results. Americans are asking or the opportunity to assume responsibilityand get back to earning success. I also believe we need to change the cultureo Washington. I believe that we must change the culture o spending that hasprevailed or ar too long. And I believe we need to change our expectations o theCongress, the Leadership, the committees, and o each o us.I have announced my intention to stand or election as Majority Leader becauseI am results oriented and I want to help lead that eort and bring about thesechanges. I write not only to ask or your support, but also to outline some thoughtsas to how we can seize the opportunity and make these changes.Let us be under no illusion – many o those who cast their vote or Republicansyesterday have their share o doubts about whether we are up to the task o governing; about whether congressional Republicans have learned our lesson.
 
I harbor no such doubts.For the past two years, House Republicans dedicated ourselves to developingalternative solutions grounded in the time-tested principles o scalresponsibility and small-government. On the stimulus, instead o pouringhundreds o billions o dollars into non-stimulative government programs, weproposed to give private-sector job creators an incentive to hire by exemptingsmall businesses rom 20 percent o their tax liability.On health care, instead o the government takeover known as ObamaCare, weprovided solutions such as medical liability reorm and allowing the purchase o health care coverage across state lines which would lower costs while enablingamilies and patients to keep the care they have i they choose.To create real jobs, we oered a “no cost jobs plan” that would cutunemployment by, among other things, halting the deluge o President Obama’stax increases and approving negotiated ree-trade agreements.And on the budget, we challenged President Obama to reeze spending at2008 levels, oered hundreds o billions o dollars in spending cuts, andenacted an earmark moratorium within the House Republican Conerence.Our eorts culminated with the release o the “Pledge to America,” inSeptember.Faced with an administration and a Pelosi-led Congress intent on reorientingthe role o government in America, time and again we stood up against them.Now it is our responsibility to lead with the same conviction, vigor, and ght.
 
Joined by our new Members, I know that we are ready or that challenge.Having crisscrossed the country over the past year, I have consistently heardRepublican candidates speak passionately about jobs and getting people backto work.They have inspired by articulating the case or constitutionally limitedgovernment that empowers individuals, amilies, local communities,entrepreneurs, and small business people. Our candidates have stood proudlyor traditional values and have ought to ensure that we do not sacrice ournational security to political correctness or to a desire to win the approval o oreign elites.We now have the opportunity to turn our words into action and produce realresults. Like you, I am anxious to get started.Most o us ran or Congress because we wanted to tackle the big problemsacing our nation. We came to Washington to eliminate the decit, to tear downbarriers to job creation, and to reorm a government that has grown out o touchwith the governed.I don’t think any o us ran or Congress with the idea that we could nallyprovide a subsidy to this industry or that, or to this community or that. Or thatwe would vote to continue the same ederal programs and agencies that areailing our citizens and bankrupting our children and grandchildren. And I knownone o us ran with the idea that we should go to Washington to congratulate acollegiate basketball team or having a good season – or eel obligated that weneeded to do so – even i we happened to be a an.

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