“After three years, numerous votes, and two presidential vetoes, our nation’s uninsured children will finally get health insurance. I have been honored to be involved in this fight and I am very pleased that President Obama has signed the State Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act into law. This legislation will provide health insurance to more than 11 million children, including twenty thousand children in New Hampshire. This landmark bill is a victory for children and families everywhere.”
Viguerie: Obama Picks Represent Worst Kind of Democratic Hypocrisy
CHQ - Why is it that Democrats will raise taxes, but say: "Pay as I say, not as I do...or don't"? The last eight years of the Bush administration proved that some people were above the law, and others weren't. Obama said he was going to change that. I guess this is just another example of how Obama has shortchanged Americans.
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“The tide is clearly turning against the
Obama trillion dollar debt stimulus plan.”
—ALG President Bill Wilson.
ALG President Joins Conservative Leaders in Urging Senate to Defeat Trillion Dollar Spending Bill
February 4th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today in a letter joined with 18 free market and limited government leaders in strongly urging members of the Senate to defeat the spending bill that “will total some $1.2 trillion when interest is calculated over the next decade, and represents an unsustainable growth of government.”
The joint letter is critical of provisions in the legislation already passed by the House of Representatives, and leaders believe it will not boost the economy.
“The irresponsible expansion of the budget to bail out state governments from their own budget deficits, expand Medicaid, boost education spending, food stamps and unemployment benefits, build federal buildings, provide more for public housing, construct climate change supercomputers, erect trade barriers overseas, create refundable tax credits, and make special interest payouts will not stimulate sustainable economic growth,” according to the letter.
The letter calls for permanent tax relief for businesses and individuals. The leaders believe that “individuals and businesses only change their spending and investment habits significantly when they expect policy changes to be permanent.”
Specifically, the letter advocates “[p]reventing tax increases on individual income, capital gains and dividends, changing the tax code to allow full-cost, first-year expensing for business equipment rather than the arbitrary IRS depreciation schedule, and lowering the U.S. corporate tax rate, among the highest in the world, would yield much more bang for the buck in ensuring a rapid economic recovery than the current package of massive spending with a sliver of targeted tax cuts.
The letter portends that the U.S. “is running the serious risk that it will default on its financial obligations, as the nation's creditors during the current economic downturn may be unable to continue sustaining the uncontrolled growth of spending, leaving the nation in financial ruin.”
The current national debt is $10.7 trillion. That includes $4.3 trillion owed for Social Security, Medicare, and other commitments, and $6.4 trillion held privately, $3 trillion of which is held overseas. 40 percent of the debt held privately comes due this year.
“The only way for the government to pay [the debt coming due] is to borrow yet more money,” the letter reads.
The organizations represented disagree with the idea that additional spending is not necessary to stimulate economic growth.
As an alternative the free market and limited government organizations call upon the Senate to deliver “a real plan for change, to finally set the nation's fiscal house in order, to provide permanent tax relief to businesses and individuals, to free the American people from the boom-to-bust economic cycle, and to at last retire the national debt.”
Wilson believes that the legislation can be defeated in the Senate.
“The tide is clearly turning against the Obama trillion dollar debt stimulus plan,” said Wilson in a statement.
“It is now up to Senators who do not wish to engage in generational theft to stand up and make their voices heard, and vote 'no' on the 'stimulus,'” Wilson concluded.
Washington State Declares Sovereignty
Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta urges Gov. Lynch; AG Ayotte to file amicus brief regarding sales tax flap
MANCHESTER (February 4, 2009) – On Wednesday, Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta sent a letter to Gov. John Lynch and Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, urging them to file a brief of amicus curiae in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court action of Town Fair Tire Centers, Inc. v. Commissioner of Revenue. In doing this, Mayor Guinta has challenged state government to defend New Hampshire’s sovereign ability to set tax policy as it sees fit.
“As Mayor of the largest city in the state, and as someone who is proud of the New Hampshire Advantage, it is imperative that policymakers at all levels of New Hampshire government decry this action,” Mayor Guinta said. “New Hampshire does not meddle in the tax affairs of any other state, and expects the same treatment from the other 49 states. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has the power to end this unprecedented attack on our state’s sovereign ability to regulate revenue; but if he does not, then New Hampshire must do all it can to defend itself.”
Mayor Guinta reiterated his statement from yesterday stating that he will defend out-of-state visitors to Manchester and those businesses that operate in the city. “Yesterday, I said that I encourage businesses and others affected by this issue to contact my office, because I am committed to protecting the rights of our businesses and preventing the harassment of our guests,” Guinta said.