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Taxpayer Group Appeals To Senator To Keep Pledge

November 17, 2009 by  

Taxpayer group appeals to senator to keep pledge As the battle over healthcare reform moves to the upper chamber of Congress, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a group that opposes any tax increases, has called on Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska to oppose a bill that would raise the fiscal burden on American citizens.

Earlier this year, ATR listed various tax hikes the Democrats’ bill would bring about in violation of President Obama’s promise made during the electoral campaign not to raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year.

In particular, it said the proposed legislation would impose a tax on individuals who are not enrolled in health insurance and on certain businesses that do not offer it.

After the House passed its version of the bill last weekend and the spotlight has shifted to the Senate, the group appealed to Nelson to honor the Taxpayer Protection Pledge he took.

"It’s clear with [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid’s decision to include the public option in any healthcare legislation going to the floor that every Democrat vote is required to pass cloture," says Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

"Now is the time for [Senator] Nelson to follow through on the promise he made to get elected and stand by the taxpayers," he stressed.

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  • http://none Dale

    Everyone needs to understand that all goverment spending, including wages, cannot stimulate the economy because the money is just returned to the very same people government took the money from in the first place (and/or added to debt).

    Every new government employee reduces tax revenue and increases expense.

  • http://Google Arthur j Fisher

    Why dosent OBAMA worrry abou the national debt. Is he an IDIOT.

    • maxie

      because he is a marxist and is bent on destroying this country with all his marxist friends in the white house. all his czars. I don’t know why they just don’t call them what they are. Marxist are communists. Years ago they marched communists to the boat and got rid of them. Now we have them in the white house. they are working with the federal reserve and big corperate banks. you can’t print money to get us out of debt. they are not idiots, just more cunning than the rest of us.

    • JeffH

      To think that some people get offended when we call Obama a liar! Go figure. This video is just another glaring eample of the bigO flapping his jaw in a lie.

  • Robin from Indiana

    What a mess our country is in! What is even worse is that our children and grandchildren are going to inherit this mess. I have, and continue to contact my representatives. I am watching them close and when it comes to election time I am going to have to weigh what was voted for and against and make my decision from that. There are people that I will not be voting for that I have in the past.

  • http:/ Carole Wilson

    Obama is a maria communist and he is taking us to far to the left I want everyone to call there Senator and tell them you do not want the Max Bachus bill, you do not want anymore bailouts you do not want and more spending we are 2 trillion in debt so far we owe 2 trillion to China and 2 trillion to Japan we can’t spend one more dime and why is he bowing and leaving town when we need jobs 10.5million people and growing Economics 101 if you lower taxes on Corperations and small business we can create jobs our dollar is worth 20 cents
    We need to stand up to the federal Reserve,and to our Senators and Congressmen I can’t wait for this marxist to get out of office the kids are so brainwashed in school it is unbeievable They don’t teach American History Geography, ny MOM said when they took prayer out of school and a moment of silence for every other religion the Public School systems when to heck in a handbasket!Kids are being taught evolution and Global Warming the big lie

  • insideknowledge

    For every job that government “creates”, it destroys 1.29 real jobs. Since Juan Peron Obama has expanded the size of the federal government, and will do so even more dramatically if the “health care” and “cap and trade” bills pass, he is directly responsible for destroying many thousands of jobs. The only way to save future freedom is to vote for only those candidates who are clearly in favor of lower taxes, less government, and more individual freedom.


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