Lame Ducks | An Idependent Voters View
Okay Dokay the lame duck session of congress is underway. There are many issues that they are supposed to be voting on, but most importantly, clearing the tax change before the New Year. I don’t call it a tax cut because it doesn’t cut anything from the current system in use. What it is, is an automatic tax increase if nothing is done. The sticking points are permanency of the rates, and the rate for those making $250K per year and above.
Seems to me if you’re going to keep the rates it is the fairest thing to do to keep them in place for everyone. That having been said, the deficit looms large in our future, and even the millionaires have said they can deal with higher rates. So I say as a point of compromise, extend the rates for 3 years for everyone or make the cutoff $100,001.00 for the proposed 39% rate or what the heck make it 40% and lets get on with it. The 250K crowd are the job creators they need the help and we need the jobs. If it doesn’t work I for one will be less inclined next time to support the hue and cry of fairness for these folks; and more inclined to consider a variable rate as fair.
The three year plan will insulate the current administration and congress from having to run on the rates in the next campaign since it will be a year later that it will have to be considered, advantage Dems cause you won’t have people holding your feet to the fire over proposed increases you’re likely to want to do. A caution here to Republicans, the trash you’re talking better work, cause just like the administration as of Jan 1, you own the trend.
The deficit and spending will be on the agenda next year, and that is what brought the repubs into power in the house. While it seems counterintuitive to keep the rates low, they say they can do both, I say give em a shot at it.
The other item or should I say items are the 13 appropriations bills the congress was suppose to have done before Oct 1. This is a shameful legacy of the Democrats that they haven’t yet passed these bills (along with a budget). Continuing resolutions fund the government at the current spending rate and it’s killing us. I say to them all finish the job you were sent to do. You mucked around enough already on the other crap (Healthcare) that the courts are going to eventually overturn anyway. The wasted effort cost many of you your jobs, pass these bills in a responsible way and you can at least go home having done your minimal duty.
The START Treaty etc can wait, and you don’t have the time for the debate anyway. So get these 14 items done and done right and you can hum “I’ll be home for Christmas” while you’re walking the halls and saying goodbye to your buddies. Failure to do these things is an option I would suppose but it will only serve to set in stone the reasons we fired you in the first place, solidly placing you in history’s dung heap of failed politicians. You decide, this Independent Voter will be watching.
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