Quote of the Day: "The plan would resurrect the Death Tax, grow government, blow a hole in the deficit with unpaid-for spending, and do so without providing the permanent relief and security our economy needs to finally start hiring and growing again." -- Chris Chocola, Club For Growth
Yesterday, the House passed a catch-all bill, H.R. 3082, that includes everything from tax rate extensions to the dangerous "food safety" bill. I'll have much more to say about this tomorrow.
So-called "progressives" are complaining that President Obama caved in to the Republicans by agreeing to a deal preventing tax hikes on the "rich" for two more years.
I wish they understood that the money we earn belongs to US, not the government. But they're also mistaken on another point.
It wasn't really the President who caved, but the so-called low-tax, small-government Republicans. As the letter below explains, the deal they cut is bad for America and betrays the voters who fired this Congress last month.
Here's the letter I sent my "representatives" . . .
I oppose the tax "deal" between the President and the GOP leadership. It's bad for America.
It extends current tax rates for a mere two years. This makes it harder for businesses to make long-term plans and may actually discourage them from hiring. A permanent extension would send a much better signal to the business community.
Also, this deal . . .
* Includes a "food safety" bill that will ruin tens of thousands of farmers without making food any safer
* Reinstates the death tax
* Extends unemployment benefits without making corresponding cuts elsewhere - expanding the national debt
* Extends government funding all the way through next October (yes, in 2011!).
And I'm infuriated to learn that this "deal" funds Obamacare for 2011. Thanks, Republicans!
I won't be surprised if the final version includes a bunch of back-room deals and unrelated bills catering to special interests. After all, nothing much has "changed," right?
This sell-out is a betrayal of the voters who fired this Congress and voted for smaller government. Reject this deal and . . .
* Pass a PERMANENT extension of all current income tax rates
* Pass a TEMPORARY government funding resolution of two months so that the next Congress can handle the budget
Respect the will of the people and give the next Congress a chance to clean up the mess this Congress made.
The more people who send letters, the more likely members of Congress on BOTH sides will reject the deal. So please share this with your friends by forwarding this email, re-posting it on your blog, and sharing it on your social networks.
Thank you for taking action!