Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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)

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.
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.

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At 5:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK I'll go along with a tax increase on the rich if that wil save our country and the world.

My recommendation to the Republicans who share Russell's view, let's raise the taxes by 1% for those high achievers making more than 5 million. That will take away the foolish argument the "rich" aren't paying their "fair" share and we can get on with solving the real problem of too much spending. Amen.

At 6:09 AM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

I think this is what you call satire.

At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The idealogues among your readers do not seem to understand that wide disparities in income distribution can lead to civil unrest and even revolution, as in 18th century France and 20th century Russia. Maintaining those disparities puts the U.S. on a course to be more like Mexico. I submit that we would have a better society, if we're more like Sweden or Denmark (high taxes and all).

At 4:47 PM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

I don't know about that. A socialist state is not what I want. I just want a little better distribution of wealth and an understanding that the housing bubble and crash absolutely destroyed middleclass families.

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My previous statement was not satire. Just wanted to advance the discussion to focus on the real problem- spending. Most Dems and some misguided Republicans still want to take (steal) from the so called rich and spread it around. Sort of like Pres. Johnson's "war on poverty". How'd that work out?

Still haven't seen any meaningful talk about cutting spending. I guess that's a little more intellectually challenging. It's so much easier to say let's take some other people's money. That is pathetic.


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