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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
Austin M. from Grosse Ile, MI writes:
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America was founded on the premise of individual liberty. The progressive movement represents a multi-lateral assault in the infeastructural facets of individual liberty and financial freedom. We as the American citizenry entrust out politicians with a specific budget, if they choose to spend more than take in, they should be no means be surprised when they return to us with open palms and our answer is a resounding NO WAY IN HELL.
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Erlanger, KY writes:
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More taxes = even more spending. Not what we voted you into office for.
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Manhattan, KS writes:
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Raised taxes alters behaviors and ulimately lowers revenues. Decreased spending is the answer.
Nov 29th, 2012
Russel L. from Ladys Island, SC writes:
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We don't have a "tax" problem in America. We have spending problem & we need to fix that!
Nov 29th, 2012
Joshua P. from Chico, CA writes:
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We do NOT have a revenue problem, we have a SPENDING problem. Stop spending the money we do NOT have.
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Monument, CO writes:
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Stop the spending insanity and don't raise our taxes. Do not pander to the Gimme Gimmes.
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Tucson, AZ writes:
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No tax hikes. Have the courage to cut spending...primarily through reductions via reforms in medicare and social security.
Nov 29th, 2012
Randy C. from Louisville, TN writes:
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Stick to your principles. Cut out the unnecessary, ridiculous spending!
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Moore, SC signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Spanaway, WA signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
William H. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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No tax hikes...slash spending NOW. The DOE is the biggest impediment to Education, why not eliminate it!
Nov 29th, 2012
Nicholas L. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Westport, CT signed.
Nov 29th, 2012
John B. from Fallbrook, CA writes:
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Cut the spending, my family and I have hade to cut spending due to the conditions, and it needs to be brought under control. No Tax Hikes!!
Nov 29th, 2012
John B. from Fallbrook, CA writes:
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Cut the spending, my family and I have hade to cut spending due to the conditions, and it needs to be brought under control. No Tax Hikes!!
Nov 29th, 2012
Someone from Twinsburg, OH writes:
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We don't have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem. Get it under control.
Nov 29th, 2012
Charlie O. from Sherman, TX writes:
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Spending cuts first,or they will not come. Dems. never honor their side of a deal.
Nov 29th, 2012
Gene B. from Buffalo, TX writes:
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Famous quotes of our Founding Fathers often express, it is better to do nothing in opposition than to go forward in unison with a Bad idea. This is what ultimately limits the goverment, especially an enbolden goverment like this one that does not fear the people it represents.
Nov 29th, 2012
Wayne K. from Mondamin, IA signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Someone from San Clemente, CA signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Tim B. from Racine, WI writes:
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rep Ryan, I've voted for you in every way since I moved to WI to be with my wife. I believe you to be a man of INTEGRITY, and am proud to have you represent me. Please continue to stand above your peers and advocate FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY. Please insist on no new taxes and CUT SPENDING. My daughters are 16 months and three and a half. I want them to live in the country that defeated communism, not Greece. I love our Constitution. I believe in compromise and working together for our common good. I see neither from this administration, and I am relying on you, as my representative, to hold the line until this term is over.
Nov 28th, 2012
Ryan B. from Millen, GA signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Robert P. from Arvada, CO signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
robert r. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Someone from Owensboro, KY writes:
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Tax hikes on the rich (who largely employ the middle class) offer no real deficit reduction possibility. We need to cut entitlements and regulatory agencies. Get the government outta the way!!
Nov 28th, 2012
Odis S. from Cerritos, CA signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Steven B. from Selmer, TN signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Mark K. from Poulsbo, WA writes:
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Commit to spending cuts first, then we can talk about increasing tax revenue!!!
Nov 28th, 2012
Paul H. from Deerfield, NH writes:
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Stop the insanity
Nov 28th, 2012
Jerry R. from Santa Rosa, CA signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Lorraine W. from Fairfax, VA signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Gary M. from Westcliffe, CO writes:
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If a man earns a million dollars a year, but carries a two million dollar balance on his credit card, he doesn't have an income problem. He has a spending problem. Listen up, Congress. CUT spending, CUT taxes. NOW!
Nov 28th, 2012
Someone from Clarksville, TN writes:
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get a grip public servants, remember what you are there for!!! you represent the people, US
Nov 28th, 2012
Mary V. from Lebanon, CT signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Paul G. from San Diego, CA writes:
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Absolutely no tax hikes without significant spending cuts. This uncontrolled spending must stop before our country goes bankrupt. How about submitting a budget too?
Nov 28th, 2012
Someone from Ormond Beach, FL signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Alex D. from Spring Hill, FL signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Someone from Ormond Beach, FL signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Someone from Lenexa, KS signed.
Nov 28th, 2012
Someone from Elma, NY writes:
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Please don't give in. One way or another it's going to be bad. If we don't stand strong he's going to make us pay....if we cave in he will do more damage than anyone can even imagine. Where is he spending our money??? Have him answer that.