GOP adopts 11.5 of 12 bold policy proposals chosen by grassroots activists …
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FreedomWorks, a grassroots service center serving more than 2 million members of the conservative movement, today announced that the Republican Platform Committee has adopted 11.5 of the 12 proposals outlined in the “Freedom Platform,” the grassroots conservative platform released earlier this month by FreedomWorks-supported activists.
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“FreedomWorks applauds the GOP for demonstrating a commitment to conservative philosophy, accountability, and the kind of bold reforms our country needs,” said Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks. “The 2012 GOP platform isn’t perfect, but the inclusion of 95 percent of the Freedom Platform is sure to create enthusiasm among the limited government conservative base come November.”
The innovative Freedom Platform was developed through crowd sourcing and face-to-face meetings with conservative activists around the United States. In June and July 2012, more than 1.2 million votes were cast at www.my2012platform.com, where voters were asked to choose between randomly selected pairings from an extensive list of policy proposals. The survey’s special technique, combined with input from on-the-ground activists across the country, produced an agenda truly reflective of grassroots opinion.
Most of the Freedom Platform’s 12 planks are being included in the 2012 GOP platform, which will guide the Republican Party for the campaign and the legislative years that follow. The original 12 proposals were:
- 1) Repeal Obamacare; Pursue Patient-Centered Care
- 2) Stop the Tax Hikes
- 3) Reverse Obama’s Spending Increases
- 4) Scrap the Code; Replace It with a Flat Tax
- 5) Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment
- 6) Reject Cap and Trade
- 7) Rein in the EPA
- 8) Unleash America’s Vast Energy Potential
- 9) Eliminate the Department of Education
- 10) Reduce the Bloated Federal Workforce
- 11) Curtail Excessive Federal Regulation
- 12) Audit the Fed
“The Freedom Platform should forever put to rest the ridiculous notion that the Tea Party is incapable of engaging in the political arena without compromising its principles,” said Kibbe. “The Freedom Platform’s concise, articulate and fundamentally conservative proposal was well-received by the RNC’s platform committee, and multiple people very familiar with the process called it ‘a primer for other organizations to follow.’”
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