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A NEW CONTRACT WITH AMERICA?

U.S. Rep Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, head of the conservative Republican Study Committee caucus, unveiled the group’s new “American Taxpayer Bill of Rights.”

1. Taxpayers have a right to have a federal government that does not grow beyond their ability to pay for it.

2. Taxpayers have a right to receive back each dollar that they entrust to the government for their retirement.

3. Taxpayers have a right to expect the government to balance the budget without having their taxes raised.

4. Taxpayers have a right to a simple, fair tax code that they can understand.

Gonna be interesting to see if the Big Gub’mint Republicans who make up a bulk of Hensarling’s party cleave to it, or just pay it lip service. Also makes you wonder why they didn’t get around to any of this for the six years they controlled both the legislative and executive branches.

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