Monday, August 8, 2011

I get mail from Speaker Boehner

I didn't remove the missing paragraphs, or the text behind the single bullet point.  My guess is they deleted text lauding their war against women's reproductive rights and Planned Parenthood.  
 It's clear that Washington's reckless spending binge is hurting private-sector job growth across the country. That's why I said President Obama's request for an increase in the national debt limit could not pass unless it included spending cuts that exceed the debt hike, reforms to restrain future spending, and no job-crushing tax hikes. The Budget Control Act meets that test by:

  • Cutting and capping spending by $21 billion next year and $917 billion over the next 10 years;

  • Advancing the cause of a Balanced Budget Amendment (the best mechanism for restraining the growth of government long-term);

  • Keeping the focus on spending cuts by requiring a joint-committee of Congress to identify additional deficit reduction of at least $1.5 trillion by the end of the year; and
  •     Protecting families and job creators from tax hikes demanded by President Obama.
    The bill is a positive step toward stopping Washington from spending money it doesn't have - but it's only a step. We can celebrate when a Balanced Budget Amendment is ratified, the deficit is fixed, and our economy has returned to creating jobs. Until then, we have a lot of work to do.

    Thank you again for contacting me. Your ideas, comments, and questions help make possible my goal of leading a House of Representatives that listens and reflects the will of the American people. I hope you'll keep speaking out by:
 I made a Pledge to America to focus on removing government barriers to private-sector job creation and economic growth. I also pledged to lead an effort to reform Congress and rebuild the bonds of trust between the American people and their representatives in Washington. Please stay engaged and keep me updated on your thoughts as we work to keep this pledge. To learn more about the Republican blueprint for job creation, click here or visit Jobs.GOP.Gov.
 Speaker Boehner makes no mention that he and his republican colleagues are responsible for the majority of the debt.  Speaker Boehner makes no mention of 2 wars.  He doesn't mention that our infrastructure is in bad shape.  Please click and read about the republican Jobs program.  It's a sad joke. He also doesn't mention that he and everyone of his republican buddies voted NO on "pay as you go" which President Obama supported.  He also says that America can celebrate his big victory "when the economy has returned to creating jobs."  Anyone that has taken an economics course understands that with a weak economy, when business and consumers are not spending money, the only way out of an economic recession is for the government to stimulate activity by hiring people to fix things: roads, bridges, sewers, water lines, electrical etc.  Its disheartening and frightening to see someone in line to the presidency that doesn't understand this.
"I also pledged to lead an effort to reform Congress and rebuild the bonds of trust between the American people and their representatives in Washington."

Your effort to rebuild the trust between America and Congress was to threaten the entire nation to default on its debt so you could ram your conservative agenda down the throats of the entire nation? I'd say your effort was a complete failure, except you did succeed in downgrading our credit rating.

"Job crushing tax hikes". Where is the evidence that high taxes inhibit job growth? We have the lowest tax rates on the mythical "job creators" since 1950. Those rates have been in force for an entire decade. If low tax rates on the wealthy stimulate jobs we should be swimming in jobs. The years of the Bush administration after the Bush tax cuts were instituted were terrible for job growth. Under the Bush presidency the nation only gained 1.1 million jobs! Speaker Boehner, your telling us that low taxes create jobs? Bill Clinton who also had 8 years in office created 22 million jobs during his tenure. Bill Clinton pushed a major tax increase and created more jobs in 4 months than Bush did in 8 years. Speaker Boehner is misinformed, misguided, misogynistic, out of touch and seriously out of his league. He should retire to the golf course and hire Eric Cantor as his caddy, they will both serve the nation best on the golf course, sinking putts instead of the nation.

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