By: A. H. Pinley
Well here in few weeks our country will face default on its debt. The Commander in Chief along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was at it with their scare tactics in hopes to confuse and further divide the American people. The United States is in no position, in my humble opinion, to ask for more credit. Coming from a man that showed coolness, a no worries attitude during the Democrat controlled congress, Mr. The Buck Stops Here failed to pass a 2010 budget.
The Commander in Chief wants to place blame or pressure on the shoulders of the wealthy, demanding that they pay more taxes. Keep in mind these are the job creators, ones that run business. If they see their production cost go up, you’ll see less people getting hired and price hikes for the consumer. Now over the last six months or so, the Republicans have put forth budget blueprints, The Ryan Plan and Cut, Cap, and Balance, only to be shot down by the Democrats, mainstream media, and fellow Republicans. We are not in position.
President O’Bama’s plan, along with the Democrat party feel the only solution to our countries almost certain outcome, a down grade in our credit rating, is to raise taxes. The more money the federal government is able to collect is the more power they gain over the governed.
I support the Cut, Cap, and Balance approach. We need to cut spending, cap it and live within our means by producing a balanced budget. Majority of America supports a balance amendment. Even if we were to increase taxes on the wealthy, we still wouldn’t have enough money to tackle our debt. It will have to come from the governments end to lead by example. Tighten their belt, because we know the federal government retains its control through taxation and social programs.
I ask you, what voice holds more weight that of “We the people” or “I’m from the federal government”? Below I have listed the D.C. office phone numbers for the highly praised bipartisan group The Gang of Six. Please call and let them know America is in support of a balanced approach, not higher taxes. God bless our great nation.
Sen. Coburn 202-224-5754
Sen. Durbin 202-224-2152
Sen. Chambliss 202-224-3521
Sen. Crapo 202-224-6142
Sen. Conrad 202-224-2043
Sen. Warner 202-224-2023