Who writes the bills? Who is the Apollo Alliance? A high school student asks Congressman Steve Buyer – if HR 3200 passes, and salaries for physicians are capped, what motivation does he have to enter med school?
September 2, 2009
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Part 6 (SCHIP):
August 21, 2009
August 20, 2009
After reading the attached letter to you from a fellow Hoosier (Whom I have never met), I need to remind you how I feel as well regarding H.R. 3200 “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act” and any similar bill. My wife and I have written and called Rep Peter Visclosky, Senator Lugar and your self on various topics during 2008 and 2009. We have received responses from your office and appreciate them. Since you represent us, we need to understand what you stand for and what you are doing in Washington.
Concern is growing daily over the direction our current President and Congress are taking us.
As a CPA, I believe in small, medium and large business based on my experiences. Businesses have adjusted extremely quickly to the recession during the last 9 months. We have cut cost in order to be able to service our customers, pay our vendors and employ as many people as we can considering the current environment. We are making these changes so that we can return to creating wealth which can be used to reinvest back into our people and communities. Those that have not been able to adjust because their business models completely broke down have the Bankruptcy System to re-employ the remaining assets into new productive structures. It would take years for the US Government to adjust operations/spending the way that American Businesses have already been able to.
My experience also tells me that the smaller businesses can adjust much more quickly than the very large ones. That is why growing the US Federal Government with Deficit Spending and unavoidable Increased Taxes is UNACCEPTABLE. Like AIG and GM etc, the US Government is also not TOO BIG TO FAIL. Like the US Taxpayer Bailouts of AIG and GM only the US Tax Payer will be able to save the US Government causing extreme pain to those Tax Payers.
I say all this to say that the average tax paying Hoosier is against Government Run Health Care in whatever form or language Congress uses. The larger the US Government grows the less freedom individual Americans have. The Doctor expressed this very well.
We ask you to vote against any form of Government Run Health Care and any form of Health Care Reform that increases deficits or raises taxes.
Most importantly, whether you vote for or against Government Run Health Care doesn’t really matter. What matters is if Government Run Health Care passes. If it passes than you did not do enough to stop it! Our only alternative than will be to vote you out of office and replace you with someone who represents us. My family is prepared to spend our time and resources to see that we are represented in Congress now and in the future.
No we are not a large special interest, we are Americans! Our individual voice is small but we have remembered how to use it, and there are many of us. Please hear us and act on our behalf.
Daniel XXX, CPA
Hoosier Tax Payer and Voter
May 11, 2009
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Earlier, Chuck gave his perspective on the TEA Party he helped organize [in seven days] in Ripley, Mississippi. Here is the video of the rally, with speaker Les Riley.
May 10, 2009
When a budget debate is underway, and some politicians try to cut taxes so that you and I can keep more of our money, the refrain from some in the media as well as certain politicians (who tend to be liberal — they liberally take our money in the form of taxes and liberally spend our money in the form of pork programs) is, “How are we going to pay for these tax cuts??” That’s the wrong question.
Nobody “pays” for tax cuts — it’s actually an absurdity.
If you spend everything you earn, and then lose some of your income, nobody would ask you, “How are you going to pay for your pay cut?” because it is recognized as not making any sense. Rather, someone might ask how you are going to pay your expenses due to your pay cut. It might seem like a minor quibble, but it really isn’t. Words are powerful! In skipping the step, and saying “pay for tax cuts,” it gives a powerful force to those who want to keep taking more of your money.
When you and I are faced with a reduction in income, what do we do? We economize. We reduce our expenses to match our income. Luxuries and non-necessary items are the first to go. You and I have to do this sometimes — why should our government (which is supposedly “we the people”) be so different? Why should the government continue to pay for luxuries and non-necessary items when revenue goes down, while you and I have to tighten our belts in order to make it?
In asking, “How are we going to pay for tax cuts?” it makes it sound as if the expenses are fixed and unalterable! How ridiculous! In any budget, there are only two sides to the equation: income and expenses. If my income goes down and I can’t get it back up, I have to cut my expenses. If the government’s income actually goes down due to cuts in tax rates (which is arguable), why do they act as if they cannot reduce their expenses? That’s just arrogance, pure and simple. It also smacks of immaturity — like the guy who is living on the edge (or even over the edge), but won’t give up his meals out or his unlimited cell phone usage or cable TV even if he can’t meet his bills. Or someone who buys a brand-new car that he can’t afford just because he likes it. Reminds me of a toddler — “But I want it!”
It’s time for some grown-ups to stand up and put the arrogant teenagers and toddlers that are currently in charge of our government back in their places, so that those who are mature (not necessarily old; just mature — able to say “no” and mean it) can run the government and get us back on the right path.