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  • California Congressman Offers Blueprint for America's Future

    This is the season for big ideas. Heritage has its Solutions for America. House Republicans have their Pledge to America. And Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has outlined a bold agenda in a new book, “Restoring the Republic: A Clear, Concise, and Colorful Blueprint for America’s Future.”

    Nunes, who represents an important agricultural district in the San Joaquin Valley, spoke at The Bloggers Briefing yesterday. The 36-year-old Californian is currently serving his fourth term in the House.

    “Restoring the Republic” doesn’t just point out the sad circumstances facing the nation, but also fleshes out some of the concrete policy proposals to restore American prosperity with real solutions.

    In the book, Nunes describes what brought the nation to the depressing state it is in today. He places the blame on liberals from California who are out of touch with the rest of America. Nunes explains how the San Joaquin Valley, with its rich natural resources, suffers from high unemployment and a devastated economy because of liberal policies first experimented with in California that have now spread to the whole nation.

    Focusing on energy, taxes and entitlements, Nunes points to two plans for dealing with these issues. He’s put forth his own Energy Roadmap that calls for drilling for oil, utilizing nuclear power, and funding alternative energy companies willing to put up their own money to invest in new technologies.

    Nunes also credits Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), ranking member on the Budget Committee, for his Roadmap for America’s Future that deals with the sensitive and complicated issues of tax, entitlement and health care reforms.

    After his presentation Tuesday, the congressman spoke about the impact of Tea Party activists on American politics — and how they are impacting policy debates in Washington.

    “Thank God for the Tea Party activists,” he said. Nunes defended them as average Americans who are united by frustration with government. Nunes described them as a diverse group of people concerned about a range of different issues who have come together against one common thing: the centralization of power in Washington, D.C.

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    2 Responses to California Congressman Offers Blueprint for America's Future

    1. Slick - Nebraska says:

      Is Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) a transplant to California? I ask because he certainly doesn't sound like anyone from California that we have seem the the "lame stream media" before, especially in government!!!

      Thank you Rep Nunes for standing up for the conservatives in this country, and at least making an attempt to put forth a plan that will get our country back on track. The "Young Guns" will be the ones who lead out country out of this mess . . . we should do everything we can to support them and raise awareness among the masses.

    2. Richard Mason, Chula says:

      There are many resonable poltical representatives, well a few at least, in California who have spoken up on behalf of the completely irresponsible treatment of those citizens, in central California, by our federal government. As I wirte to friends and family around the country and respond with comments to the Tea Party's three major groups on face book, I am amazed to note how few know of our governments' action and the damage it has done to so many in this once most productive and profitable region in the world. It' was covered by Hanity on Fox but for the most part remains an untold story of all that is to come from the likes of Boxer, 'Peelosely' and her ilk. We need to look at nothing more than 'Fendstiens' backing out on her feeble effort to support tthese folks and their future, to know that the 'political fix' is in on behalf of the all but non-exisstent "green jobs" movement at the espence of all of us. Only Fox News has covered the "oil" production freeze and it's effects on our nations internal and external political cost and that was one story thus far. God Bless Rep. Nunes. Where are the 'demo'-'creditic' representatives of the "common" working people that they claim to represent? Linning up for their share of the dole from the yet un-named solar energy resourse that will one day complete the destruction of the central valley and American agro business and make our food supplies like our oil…an off shore drain on our economy.

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