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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
Dec 3rd, 2012
Anastasia C. from Rockwell City, IA signed.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Someone from Lees Summit, MO writes:
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NO tax rate increases for anyone! REDUCE SPENDING -- my household is a good example to look at.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Tina B. from Jefferson, CO writes:
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I do not believe we should raise tax rates or taxes on my family, neighbors and friends as part of some sort of class envy. The 14th Amendment guarantees equal protection, regardless of skin color, gender, age or income level. It is not fair to tax one group at a higher rate than another. Also, raising tax rates will not increase tax revenues, in fact it may have the effect of decreasing revenues. We need to implement solutions that raise revenues, and raising taxes is not that solution. If our leaders do raise taxes on "rich" people, that increase will largely be shouldered by small and medium size businesses, businesses that need to make a certain amount to stay in business. So, those businesses will either 1) raise their prices, ultimately passing the tax increase onto the consumer, or 2) they will go out of business, ultimately costing valuable jobs. We must implement solutions that will truly be fair, equitable and effective.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Michael L. from Parkersburg, WV writes:
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If you don't get our deficit reduced then I hope the American people kick every last person out of Congress and we will vote some in that will balance our budget.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Margaret S. from Howell, MI writes:
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KEEP YOUR PROMISE !! YOU SIGNED A PLEDGE !!
Dec 3rd, 2012
J.J. S. from Greensboro, NC signed.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Kenneth M. from Defiance, OH signed.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Someone from Spencer, IA writes:
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If we cannot manage to earn the money to KEEP UP with our present spending desires, then HOW WILL WE EVER EXPECT TO EARN ENOUGH TO CATCH UP & PAY OFF A $16 OR 20 TRILLION DEBT?
Dec 3rd, 2012
Glori A. from Colorado Springs, CO writes:
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Cut your own salaries!! Most of you politicians make more then the American people!!
Dec 3rd, 2012
Joanne E. from Kansas City, MO writes:
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Stand strong against tax hikes! Our country can't take more debt.
Dec 3rd, 2012
David S. from Columbia, KY signed.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Someone from Lacombe, LA writes:
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Tax Hikes = Removal from Office
Dec 3rd, 2012
david a. from Pueblo, CO signed.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Roy P. from Raleigh, NC signed.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Sheila R. from Clarkton, NC writes:
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Most Americans do not understand the detrimental effect raising taxes would have on our country just as our recovery has begun. Raising taxes will send us into a recession far worse than the previous one and ruin the middle class and poor. Cutting spending is our only option for regaining control of our debt and the democratic party must be made to see that if they continue on this path they make us weak and ripe for a take over. The irresponsible spending must stop before there is nothing left of this country to protect. You cannot help the poor and sick if there is no money to help them. Getting people back to work is our only option and that will only happen with careful tax cuts and spending cuts.
Dec 3rd, 2012
rosalind b. from Paulden, AZ signed.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Joanne M. from Bellville, TX signed.
Dec 3rd, 2012
George S. from Newalla, OK signed.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Carol H. from Factoryville, PA signed.
Dec 3rd, 2012
Brenda M. from Westfield, NC writes:
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PLEASE stand strong! No tax hikes...Cut spending!
Dec 3rd, 2012
Alan W. from Pittsfield, NH writes:
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NO NEW TAXES OF ANY KIND
Dec 3rd, 2012
Glenda R. from Chester, VA signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
James J. from Denver, CO signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
Someone from Lexington, SC signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
DAVID S. from Chillicothe, MO signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
sharon c. from Taylorsville, KY signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
Wiley C. from Prentiss, MS signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
Someone from Franklin, OH signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
boris g. from Cleveland, OH signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
Cathy H. from Garland, TX signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
Someone from Blue Ridge, GA signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
Franklin B. from Tampa, FL writes:
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I had rather go down for doing something right than for giving in to something wrong.
Dec 2nd, 2012
Harold G. from East Meadow, NY writes:
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HOLD THE LINE AGAINST TYRANNY
Dec 2nd, 2012
Raymond D. from Grants Pass, OR signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
Vanessa D. from Morgantown, WV signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
Chuck H. from Akron, NY signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
Someone from Columbus, OH writes:
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We're already struggling, what do you think this is going to do? Help us?? Are you just blatantly kidding me? Pay for the darn thing yourself!
Dec 2nd, 2012
Alvin C. from Garrison, KY signed.
Dec 2nd, 2012
chris p. from Katy, TX writes:
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end the earned income tax credit/ end welfare or greatly reduce
Dec 2nd, 2012
Thomas R. from Omaha, NE signed.