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    2012 GOP Platform Incorporates 2012 “Freedom Platform”

    FreedomWorks is proud to report that the 2012 GOP Platform, as approved at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, incorporates almost all key elements of the FreedomWorks “Freedom Platform”.

    Most notably, the 2012 GOP Platform calls for both an Audit of the Federal Reserve and the full repeal of Obamacare, two of the cornerstones of the Freedom Platform. 

    Striking similarities between the two platforms are an encouraging reminder of the ground that the freedom movement is gaining within the establishment Republican Party.  

    The few discrepancies between the two platforms deal with education and taxation.  Particularly, the GOP Platform does not (as the Freedom Platform encourages) eliminate the Department of Education, nor does it promote a true Flat Tax.  The tax policy promoted in the GOP platform is merely a “flatter” tax. 

    Links to both the 2012 GOP Platform and the 2012 Freedom Platform are below:

    2012 GOP Platform

    Freedom Platform

    More information on FreedomWorks 2012 "Freedom Platform" can be found on the links below:

    FreedomWorks Launches the "2012 Freedom Platform," A Crowd-Sourced Survey to Prioritize Economic Reform

    FreedomWorks Presents 'Freedom Platform' For Adoption at 2012 GOP Convention

    Freedom Platform:

    1. Repeal Obamacare
    2. Stop tax hikes
    3. Reverse Obama’s spending increases
    4. Replace tax code with flat tax
    5. Pass a balanced budget amendment
    6. Reject cap and trade
    7. Rein in EPA
    8. Unleash USA energy potential
    9. Eliminate Department of Education
    10. Reduce bloated federal workforce
    11. Audit the fed
    12. Curtain excessive federal regulation

    Republican Platform

    1. Repeal ObamaCare
    2. Tax relief to grow the economy and create jobs
    3. Immediate reductions in federal spending
    4. Tax system that is simple, transparent, flatter, and fair
    5. Balance budget
    6. Oppose any and all cap-and-trade legislation
    7. Reining in the EPA
    8. An “all of the above” energy policy
    9. Consumer choice in education
    10. Support the enactment of a National Right-to-Work law
    11. Increase transparency through annual audit of federal reserve
    12. Regulatory Reform: the Key to Economic Growth