Republicans in the House of Representatives promised to end "job-killing tax hikes" and repeal the health reform law as part of their campaign manifesto for the November election.

In their "Pledge to America," House Republicans also say they will ban federal funding for abortion, cancel any unspent stimulus funding, and try suspected terrorists in military courts, The New York Daily News said.

"This agenda came from the American people, it came by listening to the American people. It's their agenda," House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio said.

Democrats responded immediately.

"Congressional Republicans are pledging to ... blow a $700 billion hole in the deficit to give tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires," said Nadeam Elshami, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).



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otterdad48

I will bet any amount of money anyone would care to wager that republican concerns about deficit spending will evaporate in a republican controlled congress.

September 23 2010 at 3:57 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
jleup77276

Nice, getting a spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi to complain about a 700 billion hole in the deficit... how many times IN A ROW has the Congress under BOTH Presidents Bush and Obama blown through 700 billion at the drop of a hat? It is my belief that if you keep that $700 billion in the pockets of American citizens, no matter how much they make.... it will be better spent than if you give it to another Congress.

September 23 2010 at 3:07 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dgs755

America wants you Republicans NOT Take your hate, fear mongering, deficit hawk nonsense and stick it !

September 23 2010 at 7:56 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply