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DNC Leader Blasts Republican Pledge

September 28, 2010 by  

DNC leader blasts Republican pledgeIn the wake of the Republicans' recently announced "Pledge to America," liberals have responded with sharp criticism of their rivals' agenda.

According to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine, the 21-page document crafted by GOP House leaders will send the United States back to the same Bush-era policies that led to "a second Great Depression."

Kaine urged voters to consider the repercussions of a Republican-controlled Congress that plans to extend tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

"Do we continue to have Democrats making it the job of the government to fight for working families or do we permit Republicans to use government to benefit special interests at the expense of the American people?" Kaine said.

The "Pledge to America" has garnered disapproval from some conservative pundits, as well. Erick Erickson of RedState.com said the pledge is "an illusion" that focuses on issues the GOP should already be tackling, and it doesn't include plans for dealing with the long-term role of the Federal government.

For Republicans to gain a majority in the House of Representatives, they need a net gain of 39 seats in November's midterm elections.

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