Contract with America
1. THE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT:
A balanced budget/tax limitation amendment and a legislative line-item veto to
restore fiscal responsibility to an out-of-control Congress, requiring them to live
under the same budget constraints as families and businesses.
2. THE TAKING BACK OUR STREETS ACT:
An anti-crime package including stronger truth-in-sentencing, “good faith”
exclusionary rule exemptions, effective death penalty provisions, and cuts in
social spending from this summer’s “crime” bill to fund prison construction and
additional law enforcement to keep people secure in their neighborhoods and kids
safe in their schools.
3. THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT:
Discourage illegitimacy and teen pregnancy by prohibiting welfare to minor
mothers and denying increased AFDC for additional children while on welfare,
cut spending for welfare programs, and enact a tough two-years-and-out provision
with work requirements to promote individual responsibility.
4. THE FAMILY REINFORCEMENT ACT:
Child support enforcement, tax incentives for adoption, strengthening rights of
parents in their children’s education, stronger child pornography laws, and an
elderly dependent care tax credit to reinforce the central role of families in
5. THE AMERICAN DREAM RESTORATION ACT:
A $500 per child tax credit, begin repeal of the marriage tax penalty, and creation
of American Dream Savings Accounts to provide middle-class tax relief.
6. THE NATIONAL SECURITY RESTORATION ACT:
No U.S. troops under U.N. command and restoration of the essential parts of our
national security funding to strengthen our national defense and maintain our
credibility around the world.
7. THE SENIOR CITIZENS FAIRNESS ACT:
Raise the Social Security earnings limit which currently forces seniors out of the
work force, repeal the 1993 tax hikes on Social Security benefits and provide tax
incentives for private long-term care insurance to let Older Americans keep more
of what they have earned over the years.
8. THE JOB CREATION AND WAGE ENHANCEMENT ACT:
Small business incentives, capital gains cut and indexation, neutral cost recovery,
risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, strengthening the Regulatory Flexibility Act
and unfunded mandate reform to create jobs and raise worker wages.
9. THE COMMON SENSE LEGAL REFORM ACT:
“Loser pays” laws, reasonable limits on punitive damages and reform of product
liability laws to stem the endless tide of litigation.
10. THE CITIZEN LEGISLATURE ACT:
A first-ever vote on term limits to replace career politicians with citizen