Monday, April 27, 2009

The John Oxendine Contract with Georgia

Today, John Oxendine releases the John Oxendine Contract with Georgia. As the Republican front-runner for Governor, Oxendine continues to run a positive, issues oriented campaign. In the Contract with Georgia, John offers positive solutions for the problems facing Georgians. The
initial release offers John's message to Georgia and the 12 issues covered in the Contract. Subsequent releases, over the next several days, will offer a broader synopsis of the 12 issues.

In 1994, Newt Gingrich introduced the Contract with America. His vision transformed politics on a national scale and made government more accountable to the taxpayers. We can do the same in Georgia. We will transform our state government with a service oriented philosophy
that prioritizes families and taxpayers ahead of political self-interest.

Politics as usual have failed Georgians. Whether meted out by Democrats or Republicans, the results have been the same - mediocrity at best, regress at worst. The centerpiece of my campaign for Governor is a pledge. This pledge will break the cycle of promises made but not kept and transform government with one basic ideal - the good of the people before politics. I offer this contract for a better Georgia; a detailed agenda for transformation of state government, which is a written commitment.

The critics will complain, the doubters will hesitate, and the status quo will oppose; but I will move forward in a positive, determined and inclusive way. I will work for Georgia and offer real solutions to our most pressing issues. If you have been seeking an innovative approach, a new direction for government, then join me as we transform Georgia.

On the first day of the 2011 General Assembly, the new Oxendine Administration will have our Legislative Floor Leaders begin to introduce the following major reforms aimed at transforming our state government:

John Oxendine's Contract with Georgia

First - make state government smaller and more accountable by implementing zero-base

Second - create a modern 21st century tax code for Georgians which abolishes the
state income tax.

Third - implement a comprehensive statewide transportation system.

Fourth- actively assert that pursuant to the tenth amendment of the U.S.
Constitution belongs to the American people and not Washington

Fifth - break ground on new water reservoirs to ensure an adequate water supply
for our future.

Sixth - invest in all schoolchildren by allowing tax dollars to follow the child
in the form of an education voucher. An equal access voucher system supports the
rights of parents to decide how to best educate their children.

Seventh- create an outcome-based, educational model which eliminates process
micromanagement at the state level; maintaining local control but
ensuring accountability.

Eighth - aggressively support legislation which protects and preserves human life
from conception to death.

Ninth - fight for less government restrictions on where law abiding and permitted
citizens can carry a firearm.

Tenth - protect taxpayers by defending the integrity of Georgia's borders through
upholding and enforcing immigration laws.

Eleventh- implement focused domestic and international economic development
which targets our efforts on the recruitment of industries for which
Georgia is a talent and resource fit.

Twelfth - work with the Governors of other states to strongly encourage Congress
to adopt The Fair Tax.

John Oxendine
Governor 2010

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