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Here in Washington and across the nation, all eyes are fixed on the “fiscal cliff” talks between Congress and the President. Everyone wants to know if they should expect a tax hike in just a few weeks. At year end, the so-called Bush tax rates will expire and nearly everyone will see a tax hike on January 1 unless Congress acts.
Our economy is struggling, and the national wallet is bleeding dry.
As for all of the candidates on this year's ballot, this election cycle has been a very long, frustrating, rewarding and exhausting road. An extended primary thanks to some federal judges and the Democrats, a July runoff election and then a shortened sprint to the finish line. Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz will cross that line sometime after 7 pm tonight and become Senator-elect Ted Cruz. That is a very hard-fought and well-earned title for him and a great victory for conservatives in Texas. Read more »
U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the passage of tax relief for all Americans:
"For too long a gun has been pointed at taxpayers' heads. Letting that nearly $4 trillion tax gun go off would have hurt our families, small businesses, seniors and America's economy.
In this economy, it is critical to extend all tax cuts
Washington liberals in both parties should be ashamed. They continue unrestrained attack on the American capitalistic structure and expanded federal government overreach. As reported minutes ago on CNBC the “tax deal” is more about deals than taxes. It mostly leaves taxes unchanged for the next two years, simply changing dates of expiration from December 31, 2009 to December 31, 2011. It should stop there. Read more »
I am so not ready to spread holiday cheer.
Egg Nog is a perfect metaphor for liberals because they are disasters from the day they become eggs to the day they develop fully (de)formed noggins.
I have never seen such a bunch of imbeciles. They get angry when they lose, and for some reason get even angrier when they win. They can’t even tell the difference anymore. Read more »
Today, I released the following statement regarding the vote on the bipartisan tax bill, which passed the Senate by a vote of 83-15:
Raising taxes on anyone, especially American families and small businesses, during a fragile economic recovery is a terrible idea. Uncertainty has kept employers on the sidelines and extending existing tax policy creates stability and predictability allowing job creators to invest in our economy and create jobs.
As Jews prepare to celebrate the eighth and final night of Hanukkah, I will make another attempt to teach the virtually unteachable about war.
Yesterday was Pearl Harbor Day, which led America into World War II and eventually into V.E. Day. America won the war and preserved the America way of life. Read more »
The following came in from the Latino National Republican Coalition of Texas.
The Latino National Republican Coalition of Texas (LNRC) applauds the work of Congressional Republicans in reaching a proposed deal with President Obama that will extend the Bush era tax cuts to all levels of income, a reduction in the payroll tax, and a cut in the estate tax.
“I am appreciative that an agreement has been reached concerning the tax cuts. I’m certain these cuts will have a positive
This blog post is designed to discuss the implication of the tax battle facing Washington today. Let's be blunt about one thing, extending the Bush tax cuts will not save the economy, but it also won't make it worse. The reality is that there is much left to do before the economy comes roaring back but the extension of tax cuts, providing that it is done quickly, will give business some stability to know what they owe and not owe. Read more »
"I continue to believe that it makes no sense to hold tax cuts for the middle class hostage to give permanent tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans" Obama
On December 6, in our daily dose of ‘Obama’, he announced that he would not allow the Bush tax cuts to continue if the unemployment insurance were not extended.