Don't let your Republican Congressman sell us out on tax increases. Have your local GOP, tea party, 912 group, or conservative club adopt the following resolution and send it on you your Congressman.
Whereas: it has been reported that the Republican caucus in the U.S. House, under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner is seriously considering agreeing to a $1 trillion tax increase on Americans. And,
Whereas; the federal debt has exceeded $16 trillion and there is no evidence that tax increases help to balance the federal budget. Higher tax rates discourage all the activities that lead to a stronger economy. That’s even something President Obama acknowledged when he signed legislation preventing a similar tax hike two years ago. And,
Whereas; revenues to the federal treasury have more than tripled in the last fifty years, in constant dollars; there should be plenty of revenue available to pay for essential services required by the federal government. And,
Whereas; spending has been increasing steadily, and in fact has more than quadrupled, in constant dollars over the last 50 years. In fact, Washington does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Congress has demonstrated, year in and year out, that regardless the amount of revenue available, they always find ways to spend more than is available. And,
Whereas; the Republican Party Platform states that taxes, by their very nature, reduce a citizen’s freedom. Their proper role in a free society should be to fund services that are essential and authorized by the Constitution, such as national security, and the care of those who cannot care for themselves. We reject the use of taxation to redistribute income, fund unnecessary or ineffective programs, or foster the crony capitalism that corrupts both politicians and corporations. And,
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Whereas; our Congressman, ________has signed the Americans for Tax Reform, Taxpayer Protection Pledge, solemnly binding himself to oppose any and all tax increases.
Therefore, be it now resolved that the _____of ______, located in the ___district of ________, calls on our Congressman, __________ to oppose any resolutions or legislation that would increase any taxes.