Friday, December 24, 2010

The Meaningless Social Security Tax Rate Cut

The Meaningless Social Security Tax Rate Cut

This is a very good commentary on a provision of the Tax Compromise and what it really means to every day people. It will be nice to get a 2% raise next year, but I will likely not see a permanent 2% raise from my employer because why should they. It is all a business as usual shell game that Washington played during the Lame Duck session and we are going to have to live with the consequences. As the Tea Party candidates arrive they are going to be greeted by the party establishment that says, "no matter why you are here, the game is going to be played by the old rules!" Think about it! We have emboldened the RINOs to ignore the will of the people and do as they please to thumb there nose at America as a whole, see Murkowski. The American people may have won a moral victory on November 2nd, but it is proving to be a very hollow one based on recent results. If the 111th Congress had any respect for the people and the will of the people, they would not have dumped all this trash on America during the lame duck session. It seems that the political elite purposely thumbed their collective noses at the people by saying elect whomever you want, but we will pass whatever we want. I hope that the freshman class takes a sharp stick to the elite and pokes them right in the eye. The block of fiscally conservative freshman need to stand their ground and say no to poor fiscal policy and introduce spending cuts. If the Senate and/or the President don't sign on then so be it. They originate the spending bills, so when they send the next one, cut even more and see how the Senate and President like that. The only way to stop the runaway train of federal spending is to cut spending, doing anything else is smoke and mirrors. Freshman class I will support you wholeheartedly if you stand your ground and do what you were sent to Washington to do, CUT FEDERAL SPENDING!

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