Quote of the Day: "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated." - Thomas Paine, The Crisis, 1776
Congress is coming back for a brief session before the election. At the top of their to-do list is new taxes. They need your guidance . . .
You can borrow from or copy my sample letter . . .
I understand that Congress will be considering whether or not to extend the tax cuts passed during the Bush administration. Please be clear about this . . .
* The problem with our economy is NOT that we pay too little in taxes, but that we pay too much.
* The cure for our economy is NOT to raise taxes, but to cut government spending and all the meddling you guys do.
* In addition, please don't think you'll win praise from me by only raising taxes on the so-called wealthiest Americans. These are precisely the people who finance new products, services, and jobs.
* Yes, the deficit is a concern. Address the concern by CUTTING SPENDING, not by raising taxes.
I'm paying attention to what you do.