"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." Thomas Jefferson.
John Boehner is giving up too easily. His "Plan B" does not address the spending problem we have in Washington, and it allow for more taxation on those who create jobs. History has proven that tax increases do nothing to address the problem of deficits or spending.
Please consider this revised resolution and send it on to as many Republican members of Congress as you care to, but do it today; the vote is expected this afternoon.
Whereas: it has been reported that the U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote on Speaker Boehner’s Tax Hike known as “Plan B.” This tax increase bill is just like the tax increase proposal Nancy Pelosi offered last year on May 23rd. 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,
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.
Speaker Boehner, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and too many Members of the Republican conference have forgotten that the problem in Washington is too much spending and not too little taxation. When the American people voted to return the Republican majority in the House last month we sent them to cut spending. Instead, Congress is now voting on the Pelosi plan to increase taxes next year.
We join with the Heritage Foundation Action, The Tea Party Express, and Club for Growth, a national network of thousands of pro-growth Americans, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom and the following distinguished signatories:
Edwin Meese III, former Attorney General
Brent Bozell, President, ForAmerica
Erick Erickson, Editor, RedState.com
Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring
J. Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio Faith & Freedom Coalition
Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
David N. Bossie, President, Citizens United
Alfred Regnery, President, The Paul Revere Project
William Wilson, President, Americans for Limited Government
Michael Needham, CEO, Heritage Action for America
Peter Thomas, Chairman, The Conservative Caucus
Amy Kremer, Chairman Tea Party Express
Richard Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com
David Y. Denholm, President, Public Service research Council
Becky Norton Dunlop, former Reagan Administration official
Gary Bauer, President, American Values
David Williams, President, Taxpayers Protection Alliance
David McIntosh, former Member of Congress, Indiana
T. Kenneth Cribb, former Domestic Advisor to President Reagan