I am writing today to express my utmost disgust for the atrocity that has been foisted upon us in the form of the bill that was passed by the Senate in the wee hours at the dawn of this new year.
It is most unfortunate that so many in the Senate — Republicans as well — saw fit to vote for this horrible economy killer.
Once again, as with the "Affordable Health Care Act" (which is not affordable nor is it about health or care), the "Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012" does not protect jobs, nor does it prevent a recession (which, I would argue, has never really ended). This pattern of Orwellian Newspeak in Washington must end if we are to have any hope of saving the Republic that has been bequeathed to us.
Those with a knowledge of business (which, unfortunately, appears to be a diminishing number) know that if taxes are increased [even more] on the most productive persons you disincentivize them from taking the risks associated with new and expanding ventures which in turn is what can maintain and increase employment throughout our economy: Our local business community included.
It now appears that the House, perhaps our lone remaining bastion of fiscal accountability in Washington, now has in its hands the ability to do the responsible long-term pro-growth thing and reject this monster more appropriate to the 31st of October than the 31st of December.
Earlier in this "negotiating" when Speaker Boehner asked the President what he was getting in return for the increased tax revenue the reply was a terse "nothing."
Couple this image with the one earlier in the week of our "campaigner-in-chief" with his latest staged event surrounded by all of the supposed middle-class supporters and it is more than abundantly clear that he has no intention of real compromise.
When you capitulate to a bully, he will continue the bullying. This mindset must be stopped! If the House approves this, it is once again playing Charlie Brown to the Obama a la football-holding Lucy.
Spending cuts first. Not just “passed” or “approved” but placed into law and given a proper chance to have an effect. The real problem, simply stated, is spending — not revenue, as is evidenced by ever increasing spending and $16+ trillion in debt.
A majority of House members were returned to office in the same election that has given us four more years of this President.
We need representatives who will stand fast on the need to cut spending. Obama's sycophantic press and media minions will continue their attempts to demonize them and all who are trying to do the right thing.
Page 2 of 2 - But just as in parenting this is not about being liked it is about staying a course based on principle: Limited government allows for the greatest liberty. Thank you.