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Contract With America
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The Contract With America (also known as the "Contract on America") was a series of
ironically Satanic bullshit electioneering platform points formed by Newt Gingrich in the runup to the 1994 mid-term elections in the United States. Some, such as welfare reform (read: gutting) and a moratorium on regulation, had been GOP talking points for several years.
Gingrich had been grooming potential congressional candidates, and his Contract was a unifying theme among them. While there were almost certainly other reasons involved, he and his proteges succeeded in taking control of the House of Representatives. However, the U.S. Constitution's much-derided system of checks and balances came through and most of the bills implementing reforms advocated in the Contract were stopped in the Senate.
- Contract scorecard by PBS - Which parts have become law?