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FreedomWorks Applauds Economic Platform in Republican Study Committee 2006 Agenda
Continued tax relief, budget reform, Social Security reform key items in legislative plan
By Adam Brandon on March 01, 2006
The U.S. House Republican Study Committee released its 2006 Legislative Agenda on Tuesday, offering the nation a clear plan to keep the economy growing. Key elements include making the tax cuts permanent, personal accounts for Social Security, reforming the budget process, passing a second deficit reduction bill, and offsetting all emergency supplemental spending.
FreedomWorks Chairman and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey commented, “Congressman Pence and the members of the RSC understand a successful majority makes good policy good politics. The American people expect Congress to be a good steward of their money. Permitting Members of Congress to strike earmarks on the House Floor will help add pressure to rein in pork and create real lobbying reform by changing the incentives in Congress.
"We’re also excited to see the RSC’s continued commitment to creating a true ownership society by supporting personal retirement accounts as part of reform of Social Security. As the baby boomers retire, this issue will not go away, and every day we wait to act, the cost of reform grows.” said Armey.
“With all that is at stake, this is no time for legislators to be timid. FreedomWorks believes this agenda should be supported by all Members of Congress, not just members of the RSC. The growth of federal entitlement programs is threatening our future prosperity, and the RSC’s agenda demonstrates bold leadership and a way forward to meet these challenges.
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe commented, “No doubt, the RSC agenda will be warmly received by our grassroots activists nationwide. We look forward to supporting the legislative entrepreneurs of the RSC as they move to pass these important measures. ”