Friday, July 08, 2011

We Gotta Stop the Tax and Spenders in Both Parties!

On Tuesday, the day after the Independence Day holiday the USA Today ran an editorial, “GOP rigidity on taxes threatens debt deal.” I took that editorial as to be heavily slanted or biased toward the Democrat Party position. What impressed me was that they simultaneously published an opposing view offered by Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, titled, “Just say no to higher taxes.” Here is an excerpt of what Norquist said his opposing editorial.
Barack Obama became president the federal government was spending $2.9 trillion a year of taxpayer money. Today, less than three years later, federal spending has jumped to $3.8 trillion each year. What are we getting for the extra $1 trillion spent in our name each year? Chicago-style government. Taxpayer-funded goodies for the politically connected.
…While Americans lucky enough to work (unemployment has increased from 7.8% on his inauguration day to 9.1% today) earn an average of $60,000 a year in salary and benefits, federal workers now average more than $120,000 in salary and benefits. Obama is Robin Hood in reverse.
What we receive for Obama’s wasted trillion-a-year in new debt, piled atop mounting trillions, is a gangster government. We got an ever growing government which rewards its gumbas for their faithful support with our hard-tax dollars.

Now is the time for the Republicans to stand and to emphatically say “No” to the tax and spenders. We have reached beyond the end of the road and must begin to correct our course now, while we still can. We are counting on the House of Representatives to take the lead because it seems that leaders of both parties will not or cannot lead in this battle.

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