Many concerned conservatives have been urging their fellows to call their representative and voice their displeasure with the Democrats' Depression 2.0, Bankrupt America plan.
Yet I have nothing to do. Indeed, having sensible Congresspersons who realize what a generational threat this bill is going to be, have already declared they will not support it. Call your Congressman? Ha! Last night my Congressman called me. He informed all of us participating on the conference call that he had no intention of voting for a bill that creates little in the way of jobs, but furthers the growth and reach of government to such a degree that the very Republic is in danger. And then he took questions for well over an hour. This, my friends, is representative democracy at it's finest. I'll be willing to bet it isn't happening all over the country.
Rep. John Carter, a Texas Republican, sent out a press release earlier today about his innovative new bill:
All U.S. taxpayers would enjoy the same immunity from IRS penalties and interest as House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Obama Administration Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, if a bill introduced today by Congressman John Carter (R-TX) becomes law.
Carter, a former longtime Texas judge, today introduced the Rangel Rule Act of 2009, HR 735, which would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from charging penalties and interest on back taxes against U.S. citizens. Under the proposed law, any taxpayer who wrote “Rangel Rule” on their return when paying back taxes would be immune from penalties and interest.
Thank you, Congressman Carter!
Count me shocked that the Depression 2.0 bill passed with not a single Republican vote. I didn't think they had it in 'em. MrG would like me to note, and I fully agree, that if they had shown this kind of united fiscal discipline when they were actually in charge of the Congress we wouldn't be in this hideous situation to begin with. The compromising of principles and lack of leadership brought us to this day. You finally stand together to oppose insane spending at just the moment it does absolutely no good since you're now in the minority. Thanks guys!
I hope they've learned from their mistakes as they're fully responsible for them. As always, we taxpayers foot the bill. And our children. And our grandchildren. And our great-grandchildren.
Now on to the Senate where Republicans can be counted on to give Obama and the Democrats cover for the socialist takeover of our country. Do not do it, Republican Senators! Do not do it! Or, as the Wall Street Journal puts it:
This is supposed to be a new era of bipartisanship, but this bill was written based on the wish list of every living -- or dead -- Democratic interest group. As Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, "We won the election. We wrote the bill." So they did. Republicans should let them take all of the credit.
Thanks to Ace of Spades for this last quote.