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Act Today to Tell the Super Committee to Cut Spending
and Not Raise Our Taxes – Midnight is the Deadline
The unconstitutional Super Committee has until midnight tonight to decide how to resolve our debt crisis. President Obama, Congressional Democrats and socialist organizations like MoveOn.org are pushing for tax increases instead of spending cuts. They are demanding as much as a $1.6 trillion increase in taxes, targeting the most productive Americans, hitting entrepreneurs and small businesses particularly hard.
Ron Paul said of the Super Committee “You don’t get out of the problem of having too much debt by allowing Congress to spend a lot more. It never made any sense to me; it just digs the hole much deeper and then it gets harder for us to get out.”
Although there are two strong RLC-endorsees on the committee, Co-Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), they are under enormous pressure to cave in and authorize tax increases. Toomey has even put forward a plan which trades larger cuts than those previously proposed for some tax increases. But the real problem is that it takes only a majority vote to pass a plan out of the Super Committee, which means that only one Republican has to vote with Democrats to raise taxes.
What’s more, in addition to raising taxes, Democrats on the committee want to give more money to Obama to launch even more phony stimulus and prop up companies which ought to take responsibility for their own mistakes and not lay their risk off on the taxpayers.
This makes it vitally important for us to remind every member of the committee, especially the Republicans that taxpayers have had enough. We don’t want more debt and we don’t want more taxes. We want bigger tax cuts and we want them now, not spread out over a decade where their impact is minimized.
The Super Committee will be voting on Monday and sending their report to Congress on Wednesday. If they cannot come up with a plan which is acceptable to Congress then automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion will be implemented. It would be better for them to come to no agreement at all and submit no plan than to offer one which doesn’t have at least $1.2 trillion in cuts and no increase in taxes.
We need you to write the members of the SuperCommittee today so that when they call their offices on Monday before they vote their staff will tell them that the people want them to hold the line and make big cuts and not give in to demands for tax increases.
Write them and make sure your email insists on a minimum of $1.2 trillion in spending cuts and no increase in taxes.
Please use the form below to email your Senators and Representatives and tell them to demand that the Super Committee not raise taxes. It would also help to take a few minutes to call to each member of the Super Committee and leave a message reminding them that we can’t afford to pay more for bailouts and failed stimulus programs.
The 12 member Super Committee:
Sen. Patty Murray, (D-WA) Co-chair – Call 202-224-0238
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, (R-TX) Co-Chair – Call 202-226-4888
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) – Call 202-224-8525
Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) – Call 202-224-9412
Sen. Jon Kyl, (R-AZ) – Call 202-224-2207
Sen. Rob Portman, (R-OH) – Call 202-228-1382
Sen. Pat Toomey, (R-PA) – Call 202-228-1229
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) – Call 202-225-2202
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) – Call 202-225-2313
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-MD) – Call 202-225-0375
Rep. Fred Upton, (R-MI) – Call 202-225-4986
Rep. Dave Camp, (R-MI) – Call 202-225-9177