Nobody's really sure, and the Republicans aren't eager to deal with specifics.
One of the GOP proposals would require bills to have a specific citation of constitutional authority, on the heels of criticism that Democrats breached their constitutional limits in Congress with big-ticket bills like health care reform. If a member questioned whether the House had constitutional authority to pass a bill, that challenge would receive debate and a vote.
The second major initiative would encourage — though not require — members of Congress to read bills before they vote. According to a senior House GOP source, Republicans plan to push for a new rule that would require the House to publish the text of a bill online at least three days before the House votes on it, also giving the public an opportunity to review legislation.
Other bills and initiatives that are likely to be launched alongside the agenda include tax policy proposals, health reform proposals and jobs-related measures, though GOP aides involved declined to release any specifics ahead of the unveiling.
So another tool for gridlock and obstruction with this additional "Constitutional debate" junk, and we promise to read bills!
Exactly how that's supposed to fix the housing market and spare America from a double-dip recession or help us create the 8 million plus jobs we need to get back to 2007 levels of employment, well we're not too sure. Here's the best part:
Top GOP aides stressed that the specifics of some of these priorities may not be resolved in the next few weeks.
“If it takes until next Congress to get things done, so be it. But we’re not waiting,” one Republican aide said.
Translation: we have no idea how to fix anything and we're not going to tell you what we plan to do until after the elections, but you should vote for us anyway!
You know, if the GOP has a plan to fix things, why not tell us what it is? As a voter I'm more than willing to listen to ideas to help all of us out of this dismal hole we're in. So let's hear it, guys.