The Real Republican Pledge To America

October 14, 2010 6:47 pm ET

The Republicans' real agenda can be found in the positions of their candidates. Republican candidates for federal and statewide office have publicly taken all of the positions listed below.  Herein lies the real Republican pledge to America.

A Plan To Eliminate Programs Relied On By Hard-Working Americans And Seniors

Eliminate unemployment benefits.

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [ABC News, 7/19/10]

Cut unemployment benefits.

Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Las Vegas Sun, 6/30/10]

Eliminate the minimum wage.  

Rep. Michele Bachmann, incumbent GOP candidate (MN-6) [MN State Legislature, 1/26/05]

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [ABC News, 10/4/10]

John Raese, GOP candidate (WV-Sen.) [Charleston Daily Mail, 9/15/10]

Eliminate or privatize Social Security.

Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [SharronAngle.com, Open Letter to Seniors]

Ken Buck, GOP candidate (CO-Sen.) [Denver Post, 8/14/10] 

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [ABC News, 7/19/10]

Rep. Paul Ryan, incumbent GOP candidate (WI-01) [Politico, 9/30/10]

Ron Johnson, GOP candidate (WI-Sen.) [CNN, 9/22/10]

Rick Crawford, GOP candidate (AR-01) [Laura Ingraham, 9/15/09]

Marco Rubio, GOP candidate (FL-Sen.) [Laura Ingraham, 9/15/09]

Sen. Jim DeMint, incumbent GOP candidate (SC-Sen.) [Laura Ingraham, 9/15/09]

104 Republicans in Congress [Think Progress, 10/27/10]

Eliminate or overhaul Medicare

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [CBS News, 8/29/10]

Ron Johnson, GOP candidate (WI-Sen.) [CNN, 9/22/10]

A Plan To Eliminate Healthcare Coverage For Pregnant Women And The Disabled

Eliminate health insurance coverage for paid maternity leave.

Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 9/22/10]

Eliminate health insurance coverage for autism and other disabilities.

Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 9/22/10]

A Plan To Restrict Personal Freedom

Oppose gay individuals or unmarried women teaching in classrooms.

Sen. Jim DeMint, incumbent GOP candidate (SC-Sen.) [Go Upstate, 10/1/10]

Oppose households with two working parents.

Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 6/9/10]

Send inner city children to public boarding schools.

Carl Paladino, GOP candidate (NY-Gov.) [Albany Times-Union, 10/11/10]

A Plan To Eliminate Federal Support Of Education

Eliminate federal regulation of education and schools. 

Ken Buck, GOP candidate (CO-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 8/11/10]

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [Interview with John King, 9/20/10]

Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [McClatchy, 9/21/10]

Eliminate the Department of Education.

Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Reno News & Review, 9/9/10]

Mike Lee, GOP candidate (UT-Sen.) [MikeLee2010.com, News]

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/4/10]

Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [McClatchy, 9/21/10]

111 Republicans, Incumbents and Candidates [Think Progress, 10/28/10]

Eliminate federal student loans.

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [Anchorage Daily News, 9/24/10]

Christine O'Donnell, GOP candidate (DE-Sen.) [The Chronicle, 9/29/10]

A Plan To Reward Corporations That Outsource American Jobs

Eliminate corporate income taxes.

Jim DeMint, incumbent GOP candidate (SC-Sen.) [Demint.Senate.Gov, Key Issues-Economic Growth]

Abolish the tax code.

Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Las Vegas Sun, 4/28/10]

Abolish the IRS.

Pat Toomey, GOP candidate (PA-Sen.) [Library of Congress, H.R.25]

Enact a national sales tax.

Mike Lee, GOP candidate (UT-Sen.) [MikeLee2010.com, Issues]  

Pat Toomey, GOP candidate (PA-Sen.) [Library of Congress, H.R.25]

A Plan To Roll Back Environmental Protection And Enact Policies To Help Big Oil

Eliminate the Department of Energy.

Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [New York Times, 5/26/10]

Eliminate or scale back the Environmental Protection Agency.

Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Nevada News & Views, 3/22/10]

Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 8/16/10]

Defund certain components of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [ABC News, 10/4/10]

Eliminate subsidies for the development of clean energy.

Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [Rand Paul, Issues-Energy Innovation]

Eliminate the Department of the Interior.

Steve Stivers, GOP candidate (OH-15) [912 Project, Federal Candidate Questionnaire]

A Plan To Do Away With Equal Justice And Opportunity

Convert prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients who could obtain state employment and take classes in personal hygiene.

Carl Paladino, GOP Candidate (NY-Gov.) [Huffington Post, 8/22/10]

Oppose the enforcement of federal regulations included in the Civil Rights Act.

Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [Washington Post, 5/21/10]

Oppose the enforcement of federal regulations included the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [National Public Radio, 5/19/10]

Oppose the enforcement of federal regulations included the Federal Fair Housing Act.

Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [Wall Street Journal, 5/24/10]

Give law enforcement the power to arrest and detain anyone they suspect to be an illegal citizen.

Dan Maes, GOP candidate (CO-Gov.) [DanMaes.com, Issues

Ensure that no children are brainwashed into thinking homosexuality is acceptable.

Carl Paladino, GOP candidate (NY-Gov.) [CBS News, 10/11/10]

A Plan To Isolate The United States From The Rest Of The World

Withdraw from the United Nations.

Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [New York Times, 5/26/10]

Reduce all foreign aid and funding to the United Nations and International Monetary Fund. 

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [JoeMiller.us, 7/8/10]

End diplomatic ties with China due to its "carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America."

Christine O'Donnell, GOP candidate (DE-Sen.) [Delaware Online, 10/10/10]

A Plan To Eliminate Protections For Victims Of Violence And Abuse

Oppose laws to aid victims of child sexual abuse. 

Ron Johnson, GOP candidate (WI-Sen.) [National Association of Social Workers, Testimony]

Eliminate hate crime laws.

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [JoeMiller.us, 7/13/10]

Ban abortion, including in cases of rape or incest. 

Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [MSNBC, 7/8/10]

Ken Buck, GOP candidate (CO-Sen.) [Washington Post, 8/3/10]

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 8/20/10]

Christine O'Donnell, GOP candidate (DE-Sen.) [Delaware Online, 9/11/10]

Carl Paladino, GOP Candidate (NY-Gov.) [Politico, 9/15/10]

Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [Kentucky Right to Life Association, 2/10/10]

63 House candidates endorsed by RNC for Life [Huffington Post, 9/22/10]

A Plan To Undermine Our Constitution And Democracy

Repeal the direct election of Senators by the people as established by the 17th Amendment that established.   

Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/5/10]

Steve Stivers, GOP candidate (OH-15) [912 Project, Federal Candidate Questionnaire]

Repeal birthright citizenship as established by the 14th Amendment.

Ken Buck, GOP candidate (CO-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 8/11/10]

Mike Lee, GOP candidate (UT-Sen.) [Mike Lee 2010, Issues

130 Republicans in Congress [Think Progress, 10/26/10]

Threaten to shut down the government.

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, incumbent GOP candidate (GA-3) [via Think Progress, 9/10/10]

Rep. Steve King, incumbent GOP candidate (IA-5) [Roll Call, 9/20/10]

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