We need spending cuts, yes, but we also need to stop subsidizing big energy and stop allowing the 1% to have a lower tax rate than any of the 99%! The fact that huge companies are able to post $1 billion+ profits and not pay a dime in taxes is unconscionable. The idea of fair taxes means that EVERYONE and EVERY CORPORATE ENTITY pays their fair share. If “corporations are people,” then they most certainly should be paying taxes just like most “people.”
President Obama’s plan to work on our country’s infrastructures while creating jobs is a good one. Heaven knows we need to improve our roads and bridges (did you learn NOTHING from the bridge collapse in Minneapolis?!). And our power grid is a conglomeration of bailing twine and bubblegum…we need to drag the entire country’s power grid into the dang 21st century.
But in addition to creating jobs while making our country better, we do need to cut spending. The Simpson Bowles plan was a good one; unfortunately, it was one that everyone in Congress chose to ignore and even vilify. It’s time to give that plan it’s full due and actually utilize at least SOME of the plan’s recommendations.
For once, could you just please put the COUNTRY and her CITIZENS first, rather than your party and your contributors first?! Set aside party affiliation, contributor pressure, and trying to be a part of the group….take a stand to put COUNTRY first and party dead last.
Thank you for your time.
A very frustrated, disappointed-in-Congress, part-of-the-99% constituent.
Little ones, if you care, write/call/email your senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., now! Let them know your thoughts on this economic mess, and implore them to stop the bipartisanship and start putting COUNTRY first.