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America’s Opportunity For All

It is time to get to work.

Too many Americans are either out of work or have altogether given up looking for employment. Overall compensation is flat, and economic growth is anemic. Uncontrolled spending and a surging debt are driving America into bankruptcy. High taxes and the crushing weight of endless rules and regulations burden our economy.

Americans were told by the Obama Administration that prosperity requires more spending, more government, and more taxes. The country continues down this phony path even though most Americans think government does too much.

Important questions are unsettled, and our politics remain divided: The presidency and the Senate are in the hands of one party, and the House of Representatives and a majority of state legislatures and governorships are in the hands of the other.

Some argue that conservatives should accept all of this. They say we must be resigned to permanent economic stagnation, bureaucratic rule, and national decline.

We disagree. We believe this is the time to reaffirm the principles that guide us, to champion our ideas of opportunity and upward mobility, and to redouble our efforts to change America’s course.

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