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"The year was 1994. Republicans had been in the minority in the U.S. House for 40 years. House Republicans introduced a bold idea - tell the American people what they would do if elected - by making a "Contract" with America. Led by Reps. Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey, the Contract with America helped propel the Republicans to victory in the 1994 elections and become the majority party in the U.S. House for the first time in 40 years."
"Within this book are ideas that have helped make America a better place in terms of the economy, crime reduction, welfare reform, and improving conditions for families. I'll admit Newt Gingrich is not going to win the character of the year award, but his treatise, along with approval from his fellow Republicans, was a stepping-stone to ensure that wasteful, inefficient liberal spending was ended and fiscal responsibility was integrated. Because of this, we enjoy the budget surpluses of today.
Unfortunately, not all parts of the Contract were signed into law, but what did get signed clearly shows in what it set out to accomplish. Gingrich takes on many issues like budget deficits, welfare, crime, family issues, judicial affairs, the size of government, and job creation and offers commons sense ideas on how to either improve in these areas or solve these burdens on the American people. He gives hypothetical myths and answers with actual facts, and how the Contract was not some kind of political stunt or way to win voters. It was a necessary collection of ideas that stress personal and fiscal responsibility, limited government, liberty, and safety at home and abroad. It also preaches the need to end modern liberal spending pracices and return to more sensical limits to government's scope and power. Luckily for America, the Contract started the ball rolling to clean up government and give more voice to the people who desire the power to fix America's problems."
"Every political party that wishes to guide America's future should be required to assemble a treatise such as this. The Contract with America is a bold and fresh plan for dealing with the problems that plague us -over-taxation, over-regulation, poverty, welfare, failing public schools, violence, budget deficits, and an out-of-control legal system. Many of these problems have been around for decades, with most attempts to resolve them rooted in the liberal philosophy of government knows best. Yet, after forty years of liberal experimentation and spending trillions of dollars, the only real change is that we now have a horrendously oversized federal bureaucracy with a price tag that stifles economic growth. The Contract with America recognizes the failure of the liberal tax-and-spend philosophy and realizes that it is time to try a new approach. The Contract provides the essential plan for dealing with these core problems/issues, except the solutions are rooted in a conservative philosophy where maximum freedom and individual responsibility are at the core. This book is must reading for conservatives who wish to look into the mind of perhaps this country's most brilliant conservative visionary, Newt Gingrich. Liberals should probably also read this book in order to dispense with the myths and misinformation that they have accepted wholesale from a media biased against the conservative ideas contained in The Contract."
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