Talking Points and Theme for www.taxdayteaparty.com April 15, 2009

March 23, 2009


Theme:

Our Message to Congress:
REPEAL THE PORK, CUT TAXES

Repeal all your irresponsibile spending bills. Repeal every single one of them:

The Mortgage Bailout
The $1 Trillion Pork-Laden Stimulus
The Auto Bailout
The Wall Street Bailout

We're done with your "Do as I Say Not as I Do" arrogance. You pretend to oppose earmarks, then stuff Porkulus with them. You pretend to be transparent, then hide your pork earmarks and force a vote on a 1400 page bill no one has been allowed to read. You pretend to be for fiscal responsibility, and then pass the most fiscally irresponsible bill in American history.

So we'll give you our message again, loudly and clearly:
REPEAL THE PORK, CUT TAXES


Talking Points

 

  1. The Obama Economic Plan to borrow unprecedented amounts of money we donít have in order to spend our money on political spoils projects we mostly donít need is both morally and fiscally disastrous. It is the largest giveaway in American History. $1 Trillion for the stimulus is only the beginning of these big spending ways. Even the Congressional Budget Office says that the "Stimulus" Bill Congress passed and President Obama signed will create few jobs in 2009 and 2010, but will instead cause dangerously high levels of inflation as the Federal Government lets the Treasury printing presses run indiscriminately.
  2. Thereís one proven way to create jobs: cut income taxes and cut wasteful spending on projects that are beyond the scope of the proper role of government. Republicans and Democrats alike have spent too much money in the past few years on special interests.
  3. 7 per cent of all mortgages are not current. Why should the 93% of homeowners who have been responsible and paid their mortgages bail out the 7 %, many of whom have been irresponsible?
  4. Weíve borrowed $1 trillion we donít have, and it will be paid for by our children and grandchildren, in the form of lost opportunities arising from the inflation and debt load they will be burdened with due to our own profligacy.
  5. Congress passes bills they don't read every day. That's bad enough; but to pass the largest spending bill in the history of the world without reading it is criminal."
  6. Congress and the President must repeal all (of these stupid) spending bills and budget. The overwhelming majority of the money has not been spent. And of that money, the overwhelming majority of the money is and will not be spent on actually fixing any of our economic woes. Instead, they are paying off their Democrat political debts.
  7. Congress is tripping over themselves vilifying AIG for their irresponsible spending, yet when it comes to irresponsible spending, they wrote the book on it ---> it's a 1100pg piece called 'the Stimulus Bill.' Though from what I hear, no one has read it."
  8. $1,000,000,000,000 (trillion) = $3,300/person Today, current spending bills and budgets total $1 Trillion PER YEAR for the next 10 years. That's $33,000 for each man, woman, and child in America.
  9. Government foisted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac onto the national credit market. Government pressured the nationís banking system into lending to unqualified borrowers with the Community Reinvestment Act. Government asked for, lied about, and then wasted $350,000,000,000.00 billion for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Government uses taxpayer funds to bail out the perpetrators of the Wall Street meltdown. Government led our financial industry to make these reckless loans. Government rewarding irresponsible individuals with taxpayer money to Ďbail outí their homes they cannot afford. .... ALL THE WHILE, Government demands we foot the bill.

ALTERNATIVES TO PORKULUS

  1. Suspend Capital Gains tax for two years
  2. Cut all personal income taxes in half for all of 2009
  3. Make Bush tax cuts permanent
  4. Suspend mark-to-market for two years


SOME DETAILS OF STIMULUS SPENDING

$103 million for postal service advertisements.

$53 million of peppermint subsidies

$4.1 million for "livestock-sourced methane containment research". (yep - flatulence)

$200 million for reseeding the grass on the National Mall

$10.55 MM for weather research in the Gulf of Mexico

$245 MM to expand the public relations staff in several executive branch departments.

$2,000,000 for the counties of Accomack and Northampton for broadband deployment

$1,000,000 for advanced robotics for lunar and Martian exploration



$8 billion for "high speed rail" from Disneyland in Anaheim, CA to Las Vegas

$30 MM for a salt marsh mouse study in the San Francisco Bay Area ...
Click here to read many many more pork details.