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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-11 12:19 PM
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Open Letter to Congress and the President
Edited on Tue Jul-26-11 12:29 PM by Angry Dragon
It would appear ladies and gentlemen that you are having a great deal of trouble figuring out how to do your job and do what is right for this country. It seems that the Republicans utterly refuse to look at raising taxes on the more wealthy in this country. I guess they figure if the wealthy had to pay more they would stave and be homeless and only want to look at ways to stop spending so much. The democrats are looking at both ways to make this a better country.

Here is a suggestion. Let the republicans have what they want. Give them the whole ball of wax. However, they have to make some guarantees to go along with that. If within 3 months the wealthy can not produce 20 million jobs everything reverts back to where it was. They will squeal and say that is not enough time. They have had at least 10 years to produce the jobs and have failed in that mission. I say that is plenty of time. The top rate will revert back to the top rate of 70%, starting at $10 million. If one has trouble making it on $10 million I would say they are not trying hard enough. They will get credit for percentages of jobs created. All I hear is that the rich create jobs and I think it is time to hold them to that and make them prove it.

Only taxable income above $250,000 will go to 40%. Anything over $2 million will go to 50%. Anything over $5 million will go to 60%.

The cap on Social Security will be raised or taken off completely. The employer match will stop at $5 million to help out the small businesses that everyone seems concerned about. Medicare and Medicaid will be looked and strengthened and changes will not be implemented until all the American people have had a chance to voice their opinions.

Oil subsidies will stop. Tax loopholes for corporations will be plugged. Corporation tax rates will not be lowered.

Any and all meetings within the confines of the House and Senate will be open door meetings. If one is not doing anything wrong there is nothing to hide as we all hear Congress tell the American people.

All the wars we are in now will be examined to see the cost benefits to this country and the findings will be brought before the American people. All attempts to stop regulations that protect the American people will stop. As Americans we have the right to clean air, clean water, clean land. Corporations are not gods and do not need to be valued more than a person. If corporations can not produce cleanly and safely perhaps they do not need to be in business.

I am sure I have left some things out, but I think this would be a good start.

edit: Need to add something
Everyone in Congress and the White House throw the terms 'middle class' and 'small business' around as if they have a pocket full of them. I have called around and no one in government can give me a definition of these terms. Congress will work until they can come up with concrete definitions. No vacations, no weekends off. If one is going to use a term they should be able to define it. I have been told that each one of them has a different definition and I then said how in the hell was I suppose to know what they were talking about then. They had no answer for that.

The Angry Dragon

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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-11 04:43 PM
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1. Sorry I didn't see this to rec it when it was posted.
A lot of us are angry.

Guess it doesn't matter.

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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-11 04:55 PM
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2. Not to worry
I am glad you took the time to read it.......

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