If We Lose the House in 2014
Email your Congressmen now. If we Republicans lose the House and/or go below 40 Senators in 2014, Obama will have free rein to carry out his policies, and the United States will become, not just like Greece, but more like Venezuela.
Every major poll shows two things:
1. Most voting groups favor tax increases on the rich. This includes Latinos, African-Americans, women, and even the 7 million white males who stayed home. This is why Obama won re-election even with his dismal performance as President. At current rates, a case simply can not be made for lowering taxes.
2. If a budget deal fails, Republicans will be blamed. This is completely unfair, but it is a perception orchestrated by Obama and fed by the mainstream press. If you are watching Fox News and its reporting of the actual negotiations, you are not seeing what the rest of the country is seeing (or rather not seeing).
Samples of these polls are shown below:
By EMILY DERUY Dec. 10, 2012 ABC News (Excerpt)**********
“Latino voters overwhelmingly support tax increases on the wealthiest Americans as a way to reduce the deficit and deal with the looming fiscal cliff.
According to a new impreMedia/Latino Decisions survey of more than 5,600 Latino voters, a whopping 77 percent favor increasing taxes on the wealthy. While the vast majority of Democratic Latino voters -- 86 percent -- fall into that category, so do 51 percent of Republican Latino voters.
Only 12 percent say they favor a spending cuts-only approach, according to the survey.”
Wall St. Journal December 10, 2012 (Excerpts)I urge my readers (especially conservatives like me) to save the Republican House and Republican Senators by emailing your Republican Congressmen to come out for income and investment tax increases on high income earners (at least $500,000) and high estate tax rates on the upper 20%. This is primarily an issue of fairness, not to balance the budget.
A Politico/George Washington University Battleground Poll out Monday morning finds that 60% of likely American voters favor raising taxes on households making more than $250,000 a year. The poll found that only 38% believe the Republicans’ argument that raising taxes on households earning more than $250,000 would hurt the economy, whereas 58% don’t buy it.
The poll is the latest to show a majority of Americans support raising taxes on high-income households.
A Quinnipiac university poll last week found 65% of voters support higher taxes on households making more than $250,000 per year.