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HouseStandStrong.com: No Lame Duck Tax Hikes

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President Obama was narrowly reelected, but the American people did not vote for tax hikes.  In fact, one of Obama's major campaign themes was the claim that Romney wanted to raise taxes.  The 2012 election was a status quo election; Obama was returned to the White House, but Republicans retained the House because the American people want them to continue to exercise a check and balance.

The strong House opposition to tax hikes was vindicated, not rejected, by the election.

Moreover, given the extraordinarily weak economic recovery the country faces, it would be an enormous mistake to raise any taxes and risk tipping the economy back into recession.

Please sign below to tell your Member of Congress: "We urge you to stand strong against any tax hikes in the lame duck session."

Public Comments
Nov 29th, 2012
Gordon H. from Elkton, MD signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Shirley L. from Newark, DE writes:
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Stop spending!
Nov 29th, 2012
Mike P. from El Mirage, AZ signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Dana P. from Madison, OH writes:
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I am more than happy to play my part in our country, even if it meant taxes, but without a logical plan to curb and cut the spending this is just another step towards Greece for the USA. We are a proud and great nation, I want noone to suffer or not be able to feed themselves or their family, but we have gone to far, welfare is not a job, and handouts are not a living. Please reel in our countries spending while we have the chance. It is only so easy to give but hard to cut back. We as a people, facing high unemployment, need to stop feeling we are "above" any job that will pay us and accept that a 42" flatscreen, smartphone, and satellite TV is not poverty! We have to again embrace personal responsibility!
Nov 29th, 2012
raymond b. from Chester, NE writes:
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no new taxes ! time to cut spending and reduce the size and scope of government
Nov 29th, 2012
Doug L. from Georgetown, IN signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Amy K. from Helotes, TX writes:
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You were elected to be the barrier to this kind of larceny. Do the job you were hired to do or we will have to replace you.
Nov 29th, 2012
Ted T. from Auburn, AL writes:
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Wake up and do what you were elected to do! It is not a revenue problem, IT'S A SPENDING PROBLEM!!
Nov 29th, 2012
Heather B. from Sunbury, OH signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Guy B. from Lubbock, TX writes:
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Stop spendingand reduce the size of gov't!!!! If you want to be fair then TAX EVERYONE Period!!!
Nov 29th, 2012
Jackie H. from Tullahoma, TN writes:
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Cut spending - quit giving to countries that hate us!
Nov 29th, 2012
Anne M. from Melbourne, FL writes:
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If you want to raise more revenue, tax EVERYBODY, yes, welfare receipients, too - flat 10% tax.
Nov 29th, 2012
archie w. from Indianapolis, IN writes:
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I can't stand that the president is campaining about the 98% whose taxes will be raised. quit the spending. people better wake up. it will trickle down to the middle class when they find out the 2% is not enough
Nov 29th, 2012
robert s. from Cumming, GA signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
robert s. from Cumming, GA signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Spring, TX writes:
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Look at the unrest in Europe do to irresponsible governance. Please stop spending my money.
Nov 29th, 2012
Reba O. from Tucumcari, NM writes:
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Show you have backbone and keep your promise not to raise taxes.
Nov 29th, 2012
Terrell M. from Elgin, TX writes:
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No new taxes. Cut wasteful spending. Reform income taxes by removing loopholes and shelters and lowering rates. Deal w/the ongoing Medicare debacle
Nov 29th, 2012
Erin S. from Plano, TX writes:
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For the sake of our children, please stop the crazy spending. I have had to adjust my budget, why can't you?
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Goodyear, AZ writes:
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Quit spending money we dont have. If Congress cant do that then they are failing. They need to be voted out!
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Saint Charles, IL writes:
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return the power to the states and watch as the problems created for the last 100 years take care of themselves
Nov 29th, 2012
Jeff R. from Lafayette, LA writes:
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You were not elected to roll over for the spend-a-holics in DC. You will not be re-elected again if you do!
Nov 29th, 2012
Michael M. from Oklahoma City, OK writes:
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Please cut the size of our federal government, let go of the imperialistic power grab on the nation, and give the states back their rights. Do not take from citizens what they have rightly earned. Not the rich or the middle class. Stop the madness!
Nov 29th, 2012
Rick W. from Dacono, CO signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Saint Louis, MO writes:
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The politicians solution to how can we spend even more money is not to stimulate the economy but to take more from the people. Enough is enough.
Nov 29th, 2012
Martin G. from San Clemente, CA signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Bruce B. from San Antonio, TX signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Durham, NC writes:
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Lets return to the Constutional concept of limited federal government and remove ALL powers not specifically granted to the feds. This includes taxes.
Nov 29th, 2012
Leah M. from Jackson, MI writes:
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Higher taxes are usless. The more the government gets the more it spends. Do not raise taxes. Cut Cut Cut spending. Hopefully you people will stand strong.
Nov 29th, 2012
ALAN H. from Naples, FL writes:
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Keep on taxing and spending and we will end up just like Greece!
Nov 29th, 2012
Art S. from Columbus, OH writes:
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The Founding Fathers would be rolling over in their graves if they saw what is going on
Nov 29th, 2012
Craig H. from Albuquerque, NM writes:
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Please quit spending our Country into debt and irrelevance. Cut spending now. Think about our children and grandchildren instead of the lobbyists and unions.
Nov 29th, 2012
Brian B. from Port Washington, NY writes:
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Stop screwing around with OUR money and stop thinking we're all to stupid to know what's going on.
Nov 29th, 2012
Cindy H. from Florence, KY signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Tawny R. from Metamora, IL signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
David R. from Quinton, VA signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Marietta, GA writes:
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Cut spending!!!!
Nov 29th, 2012
Linda S. from Dunnellon, FL signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
ken F. from Stow, MA writes:
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Need to get a handle on all the free hand outs given to people that will never ever look to work again
Nov 29th, 2012
Joe G. from Converse, TX signed.