Crossroads GPS Announces National “7 in ’11” Issues Agenda

New conservative issue advocacy group releases “emergency intervention” plan for 2010 and beyond. 

WASHINGTON – Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (GPS) today announced the launch of its new “7 in ’11” issues agenda – seven key issues that will drive issue advocacy and grassroots mobilization activity by Crossroads GPS this year and next.  The agenda can be found on the organization’s recently redesigned website at

“While America teeters on the edge of a double-dip recession, the Obama Congress is shoveling money into government union jobs, running up massive debts and flirting with the largest tax increase in history,” said Crossroads GPS director Steven Law.  “The ‘7 in ’11’ agenda doesn’t aim to cover every major national issue – instead, it’s an emergency intervention to stop the financial bleeding inflicted by Congress, stabilize the economic situation, and begin the hard work of building a private sector recovery and cleaning up the government’s books.”

The program’s seven issue priorities are:

1. Guarantee Low Tax Rates that Encourage American Economic Growth

  • Stop the Obama tax hike time bomb scheduled to detonate on January 1, 2011
  • Reform and simplify the tax system to strengthen America’s global competitiveness

2. Stop Congress’ Reckless Waste of Taxpayer Money

  • End wasteful “stimulus” spending and pork-barrel earmarks
  • Develop fiduciary-quality controls on Congress’ budgeting and spending processes
  • Cut Congress’ ballooning travel budget

3. Aggressively Attack the National Debt

  • Clean up the nation’s books and set a clear course to pay off the national debt
  • Create a “BRAC” commission process to tackle entitlement reform

4. Reform Health Care Responsibly, not Ideologically

  • Call a “time-out” on implementing ObamaCare to protect seniors’ and families’ health
  • Refocus on patient-centered policies that will lower costs and improve quality through technological innovations

5. End the Bailout Culture

  • Impose a moratorium on government handouts to banks, automakers, labor unions and other politically-connected interests
  • Require full public accounting of disposition of returned TARP and auto bailout funds, as well as how much “stimulus” and “jobs bill” spending is directly or indirectly funding government salaries and pensions

6. Protect our Borders, Enforce our Laws

  • Stop stalling on implementing a complete American border security system
  • Fix existing laws to ensure legal immigration that benefits America and those who play by the rules

7. Prioritize American Energy Development

  • Block the energy taxes on American families that costly regulatory regimes will impose
  • Speed up development of American nuclear, fossil fuel, and other energy sources

“What’s behind the ‘7 in ’11’ plan is a long-term commitment to promote legislative and policy changes that will get our country back on a sound financial and economic footing,” added Law.  “The mission of Crossroads GPS is to build a groundswell of grassroots support for these policies over the long haul, not just over the next few months.”

Crossroads GPS is using an array of targeting and advocacy tools to identify and mobilize large numbers of grassroots advocates for the “7 in ’11” issue agenda.  Interested parties can sign up to support the plan at

Crossroads GPS is a policy and grassroots advocacy organization that is committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millions of American citizens to take action on the critical economic and legislative issues that will shape our nation’s future in the years ahead. 

For more information, contact Jonathan Collegio at [email protected] or (202) 559-6428.