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Akin Alert: Lame Duck Agenda

Posted in My E-mail, politics with tags , , , , , on December 8, 2010 by spikestl

Dear Spike,

The House of Representatives has been in session since Thanksgiving, but aside from a few post office naming resolutions, it hasn’t been doing much of the people’s business.

But over the last few days, Republican leaders have been in close negotiations with the White House over the 2001-2003 tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of this month. This morning, they announced a bipartisan agreement to extend the current tax cuts for all earners for two years and extend the middle class Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) for some 21 million households. The compromise tax cut package also includes a 13 month extension of unemployment benefits and limits the estate tax to thirty-five percent for estates worth more than $5 million.

The main question that remains is whether Speaker Pelosi and the Democrat controlled House will allow this bipartisan compromise package to be voted on in the House. Despite President Obama’s willingness to sit down and work with Republican leadership on this plan, the Speaker has not yet signaled a similar bipartisan commitment.

I don’t like everything about this package. And I will not compromise in ways that ultimately hurts the people of Missouri. But, on balance, I think this is a package that is necessary for the economy. We cannot pile an enormous tax increase onto a weak economy and expect economic growth.

As we enter the Christmas holiday season, 9.8% of Americans and 9.4% of Missourians are unemployed. Getting Americans back to work should be our top priority as lawmakers – but we cannot do that without understanding some basic economic realities. The top 10% of income earners pay 70% of income taxes, while the bottom 40% of wage earners pay nothing. Many of the top earners in our country are also employers. We simply cannot expect job growth when we tax away the capital business owners need to expand their businesses and hire new employees.

While we don’t know exactly when or if the tax cut package will come up for consideration, I have been told that the current House leadership expects to consider a continuing resolution for funding the government. It is also possible that they will hold a vote on the controversial DREAM Act, legislation which would permit illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.

Right now, we have no word of when the 111th Congress will adjourn. I will keep you informed and, as always, continue to welcome your comments and thoughts on the issues of the day. You can always share your thoughts via email or Facebook and review my recent floor comments on YouTube.

Sincerely,

W. Todd Akin

You can contact the congressman here; http://akin.house.gov/

“Those Voices Don’t Speak for the Rest of Us”

Posted in FAIL, Global Warming, Health Control, politics, socialism with tags , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2010 by spikestl

Where is Today’s Reagan!!!!
God Help Us!

Well I Guess I won’t be Voting for Newt.

Posted in FAIL with tags , , , , , , on July 29, 2010 by spikestl

Newt was my hero… back in 1994.
This commercial was made in 2008 but I think that it’s still pertinent. Notice the “new term” ” Climate Change”.
In my opinion the fact that he can sit on that couch with that Hag…(sorry, but I really mean it)
Newt is a HUGE Washington Insider, He knows global warming is a HOAX/ ponsi/ Carbon credit scheme.
For Newt to allow this commercial to be made with his name on it, much less to be “in” it is beyond reason.
For me this is just one in a long line of progressive moves from the man who used to be “My favorite Speaker”

St.Louis Tax Day Tea Party 04/15/2010

Posted in Liberty, politics, Sovereignty, Tea Party with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by spikestl

The Time Has Come to Teabag the Progressives

Posted in Cool Beans with tags , , on April 14, 2010 by spikestl

Change Has Come to AmericA

Posted in Health Control, politics, socialism with tags , , , , on April 1, 2010 by spikestl

Ronald Reagan Responds to Nancy Pelosi on Obamacare

Posted in Cool Beans with tags , , on March 29, 2010 by spikestl