LAME DUCK ALERT – POWER OF THE PEOPLE – LEGISLATIVE MADNESS!
PLEASE MAKE CALLS TO SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES ABOUT THE LAME DUCK SESSION AND S. 510
THE BEST HOLIDAY GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELVES, YOUR CHILDREN, AND YOUR GRANDCHILDREN IS FREEDOM, LESS SPENDING BY CONGRESS, LESS CONTROL BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER OUR LIVES.
LAME DUCK SESSION
The lame duck session of Congress should pass very few pieces of legislation. The lame duck session does not have the power of the people behind it, because it was voted out. A new Senate and House of Representatives will convene in January.
The people have spoken. and their will should be respected.
Pelosi and Reid will try to push through legislation that THEY WANT until the bitter end, even if Senators and Representatives and THE PEOPLE are against it, as Harry did last year by keeping the Senate in session until they passed Obamacare on Christmas Eve.
Tell your Senators and Representatives to force Harry and Nancy to adjourn the 111th Congress and then to go home and enjoy the holidays with families and friends. The Senators and Representatives need the CRIES OF THE PEOPLE to empower them and give them the courage to buck Reid and Pelosi and to do what the Senators and Representatives themselves want to do – go home for the holidays.
Our two most recent alerts concerned the DREAM Act and the extension of the Bush-era tax rates. See mooretea.wordpress.com. Pelosi and Reid will still be trying to push them through, possibly combining one or both with extensions of unemployment compensation which will discourage people from seeking work and spend our money. To add extension of unemployment benefits for another year is ridiculous.
We are still pushing for keeping the Bush-era tax rates for ALL AMERICANS for at least two years, as a stand-alone bill, with no amendments added If forced, we could agree to a compromise of extending unemployment benefits for one month, in order to get the Bush-era Tax Rate bill passed in the lame duck session of the 111th Congress.
If we don’t get the extension of the Bush-era Tax Rate bill passed in the 111th Congress, we will in the 112th Congress, because there will be many more conservatives in the 112th Congress, which convenes in early January. People will face higher payroll tax deductions in their first paycheck, possibly, but the bill will be retroactive to reset the rates starting January 1, 2011.
Thomas Sowell, writing in the December 4 Fayetteville Observer stated that “Merely having high tax rates on large incomes will not bring in more tax revenues to the treasury, because of ‘the flight of capital away from taxable investments’…….high tax rates on paper, that many people avoid, often do not bring in as much tax revenue as lower tax rates that more people actually pay, after it is safe to come out of tax shelters [such as tax-exempt securities such as state and local bonds] and earn higher rates of taxable income.”
Liberals are playing the class warfare card, rather than trying to increase government revenue and improve the economy. As Sowell goes on to say “economic success is not the same as political success. As former House Majority Leader Dick Armey put it ‘Demagoguery beats data.’”