From Alex Pappas, who has (finally!) returned from his Alabama pilgrimage:
At tomorrow’s Tax Day rally in Washington DC, the Tea Party Contract from America will formally be unveiled — and creator Ryan Hecker sent me this morning the top ten planks that will be announced:
- Protect the Constitution
- Reject Cap and Trade
- Demand a Balanced Budget
- Enact Fundamental Tax Reform
- Restore Fiscal Responsibility and Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington
- End Runaway Government Spending
- Defund, Repeal, and Replace Government-run Health Care
- Pass an ‘All-of-the-Above” Energy Policy
- Stop the Pork
- Stop the Tax Hikes
As The Daily Caller has reported, the contract is a list of Tea Party priorities originated at the grassroots level that lawmakers will be asked to sign. Nearly a half a million Tea Partiers voted, Hecker said.
“This project is intended to present a different kind of agenda for our federal lawmakers: unlike the Contract with America introduced in the 1990s, everyday citizens proposed and voted on every plank of the Contract from America,” said Hecker, a Houston Tea Party activist and National Coordinator for the initiative’s chief organizing group Tea Party Patriots.
More information about each plank, including its full description and the name of the activist who first proposed it, is available at the Contract from America’s website, www.contractfromamerica.org.