The Obama Tax Compromise is a bad deal for Americans. Like many deals the Democrats are trying to push down our throats, this one is no different. The current Democrat majority is using Christmas to race and pass bills under the cover of darkness. Push to stop the Democrats and hold off till January.
Oppose the tax compromise for several reasons:
1. There are no spending cuts
2. The relief is for only two years which is not enough
3. The deal fails to end the "Death Tax" which punishes families
4. Too many earmarks were added for special interest groups
This bill was passed in the Senate and is now in the House. Please call your U.S. Representative and ask him to vote no on the Obama Tax Compromise. For contact your representative's phone numbers, click here.
Here are some talking points from the Citizens for the Republic which we agree with.
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OPPOSE THE OBAMA "COMPROMISE DEAL" WHILE THE GOAL POSTS KEEP MOVING--- WE SHOULD FOCUS SOLELY ON REDUCING THE TAX RATES SET TO INCREASE OR WAIT FOR A NEW CONGRESS IN JANUARY
5 Reasons to Oppose this Lame-Duck Spend, Borrow, Earmark Deal:
1. Where are the Spending Cuts???:
Our current and long-term fiscal situation is untenable, and the U.S. is quickly headed
for a debt crisis on par with what is being witnessed by our allies in Europe. Instead of cutting spending, the Obama tax deal extends for 13 months additional unemployment benefits that were meant to be temporary-without any offsets. These benefits were enacted as part of the President's flawed trillion dollar "stimulus" plan, and if extended yet again, the additional unemployment benefits spawned by the stimulus would total $185 billion-fast resembling a permanent new entitlement. President Obama should not be allowed to use the present situation to leverage an extension of his own spending habits.
2. Makes Tax Relief Only Temporary:
The U.S. will not witness sustained, robust economic recovery unless government gets out of the way and there is certainty in the economy, particularly with regard to tax policy. A two-year extension does not amount to such tax certainty and does not provide the sort of assurance needed for families and job creators to plan, invest, and take risks that grow the economy. Conservatives in Congress should stand for a permanent extension of current tax rates, as proposed in legislation by Senator Jim DeMint and Congressman Mike Pence, and then begin the vital work to reform a complicated tax code. Such tax reform cannot happen if conservatives have to fight against a tax increase every two years.
3. Fails to Permanently End "Death Tax":
The death tax is currently zero. And while the death tax is scheduled to return under current law at a high confiscatory rate, this is a tax increase no different than the other scheduled tax increases under the tax code. We are alarmed that negotiators felt the need to create a special dispensation for this particular tax increase whereby its current level (zero) is not also extended for two years but raised. A death tax punishes families and job creators, taxes a second time wealth that was already taxed once, and is fundamentally immoral in that it makes death a taxable event.
4. Earmarks were added after the "compromise" was announced:
On Monday, December 6 the "compromise" framework was announced and it contained no earmarks. But by Thursday, December 9 when the legislation was made public there were goodies and favors-also know as earmarks-for an array of special interests.
5. This is exactly the type of Washington DC deal making the American People rebelled against on November 2:
The deal is premature. By striking a "compromise" in a lame duck Congress, negotiators are essentially ignoring the will of the American electorate as expressed in last month's elections. Given the term of the deal, Members who have been voted out of office will be allowed effectively to participate in setting major policy even after their own electorates made clear that they preferred different representation.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE PRESIDENT OBAMA'S "COMPROMISE DEAL" VISIT THESE WEBSITES & BLOGS:
Congressman Jeff Flake A "Hard No" On "The Deal"; Senator Tom Coburn Up In The Air (Hewitt)
Hugh Hewitt on how the deal breaks the Pledge to America:http://www.hughhewitt.com/
DeMint lays out his opposition: http://www.hughhewitt.com/