If you are for the tax cuts or against them, speak up and write your Congressperson and Senators. This is a Democracy (supposedly), and you have the right to free speech. I respect all differences of opinion; and on many occasions, after listening to another’s opinion, was persuaded by their arguments and agreed with them. I am not proud; I have been humbled by life and its many vicissitudes.
I encourage all of you to speak your minds and hearts. I have received a number of comments disagreeing with my positions in these blogs. But I sincerely respect all who have submitted comments in opposition to my views. This is the essence of freedom in America: free speech and a free press.
If you don’t have the time to draft an email to send to your Congressperson or Senators, by all means, feel free to use mine below, and modify it at will.
Here is my protest email, which took me one minute to compose; any suggestions would be welcomed and appreciated.
“Dear Congressman/Senator So-and-So:
Please vote “no” to any extension of tax cuts to the rich. And please vote “no” to any increase in the ceiling exempting the rich from estate taxes, and any decrease in the estate tax rate.
Over the past 30 years, we have witnessed a transfer of wealth from the middle class to the upper class. We are sick and tired of “country club” democrats. We are democrats because we cannot afford to join country clubs. But if you or any other democrats are or become country club democrats, we will start voting in protest to get all country club democrats out of office and get middle-class representatives into Congress.
We are furious with Obama and Biden and any democrat involved in this vote. Harvard’s Larry Sumners, Obama’s former economic advisor, endorsed the tax cuts for the rich. Is Obama still seeking his counsel? Is our government a government of the rich, for the rich, and by the rich since it appears that our politicians are paid for by the rich?
Those upper class tax cuts and estate tax cuts will not create any jobs in the USA, but only in China, Cambodia, India, Korea, Mexico, and the Philippines, if there.
We voted for you to fight the good fight for us. Please get fighting now! There is a big difference between compromising and surrendering. Obama surrendered before the battle began. We voted for a Winston Churchill; and we got a Neville Chamberlain.
We don’t hear you. Please speak up now! Now is the time before this tax cut is pushed through by the country club democrats.