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Why I Will Vote No On The Senate-Passed Bill:Message from my Congressman - a true Tea Partier
1/1/13

Posted on 01/01/2013 7:37:31 PM PST by bestintxas

In the dead of the night, with no committee hearings, no public input and no time to read the bill, the Senate approved a bill written in secret by President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi – the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.”

According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Senate-passed bill would cost taxpayers $3.9 trillion over 10 years and the Congressional Budget Office estimates that it would add almost $4 trillion in debt over the next ten years. The official estimate is that it will increase spending by at least $330 billion over 10 years.

Incredible.

But this is what President Obama promised, and he is keeping his word. Massive tax increases, massive spending increases, massive increases in our already unsupportable national debt, and no reforms to prevent the certain bankruptcies of Social Security and Medicare.

President Obama and his supporters are accelerating America’s swift descent and our transformation from the world's lone superpower into a bankrupt social welfare state like Greece.

I will fight them every step of the way.

I strenuously oppose the Senate bill, and I am dumbfounded and deeply disappointed that 89 Senators would vote for it. Did any of them read it before they voted for it? How could they? The bill text was made available to offices only a few minutes before the vote. Again, standard operating procedure for Democrats. Remember when Democrats controlled the House and Senate and they rammed through Obamacare and the $880 billion “stimulus” without anyone being given a chance to read those bills?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chat; deficit; johnculberson; notavanity; vanity
since I do not know how to extend Body, I will add the rest below:

The Senate-passed bill would raise taxes on everyone making over $400,000 and couples making over $450,000. It would raise taxes by more than $600 billion over ten years compared to 2012 levels. America has a spending problem, and we are living on borrowed money. We need long-term responsible spending cuts, not tax increases. In a few years, we will be spending more on just the interest on the national debt than we will spend on our ENTIRE national defense budget.

I oppose raising taxes on anyone. In August, I was proud to vote for the “The Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act” which would extend all current tax rates and protect everyone in America from ANY tax increase. With my support, this bipartisan bill passed the House by a vote of 256-171. Our common sense economic recovery and tax relief bill has been sitting in the Senate since August, and they have done nothing until this last minute outrage last night.

The House will vote later tonight on the Senate tax bill, and earlier today, the House approved H.R. 6726, a bill I co-authored, which freezes my salary and overturns the president’s Executive Order raising congressional pay. We need a pay freeze and a hiring freeze for the entire federal government, with the exception of our military. This would save a vast amount of money all by itself.

I also introduced a bill today that would reduce federal spending by at least $10 billion dollars. My bill directs the Office of Management and Budget to come up with at least $10 billion in savings using the Government Accountability Office’s 2011 report and 2012 report that have already identified duplicative and inefficient federal programs.

I will continue to work hard to fight President Obama's determined effort to bankrupt our nation, and I will do my best to promote common sense, fiscally conservative alternatives that will dramatically cut spending, cut taxes and shrink the size, power and cost of the federal government. I will always keep my word to represent you as a principled free market fiscal conservative who is committed to the restoration of individual liberty through the restoration of the 10th Amendment.

Sincerely,

John Culberson Member of Congress

1 posted on 01/01/2013 7:37:43 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

I’m deeply disappointed that his Leadership makes his vote moot.

Deeply.


2 posted on 01/01/2013 7:39:57 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: bestintxas

Thank you John.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 7:41:47 PM PST by onona (Happy New Year !)
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To: bestintxas
The worst part is a tax on those making $400,000 or more , the “Rich”. that is called a progressive tax and is marxism.

To congress,
learn something idiot fool Senators and Congressmen, socialism never works. this is socialism and you are voting for socialism ,in the middle of the night during a holiday, on a bill you know nothing about all to avoid a fake news media created “fiscal cliff” bs. you are complete wastes of space, idiots

4 posted on 01/01/2013 7:42:22 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: bestintxas
“American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.”

The name alone tells me that Americans are about to get it stuck to them by the Washington mob. This can only get ugly.

5 posted on 01/01/2013 7:42:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: mrsmith

“I’m deeply disappointed that his Leadership makes his vote moot.

Deeply.”

If Boehner bypasses the conservative wing and votes it in by buddying up with the Dems, that leadership will surely change.

I already told my two Senators their approval in the dead of night was condemning.


6 posted on 01/01/2013 7:42:39 PM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: Democrat_media
That's what I'm sending to the idiots on twitter. I'm making is shorter and sending it to:

http://www.gop.gov/republicans/twitter

The worst part is a tax on those making $400,000 or more , the “Rich”. that is called a progressive tax and is marxism.

To congress,
learn something idiot fool Senators and Congressmen, socialism never works. this is socialism and you are voting for socialism ,in the middle of the night during a holiday, on a bill you know nothing about all to avoid a fake news media created “fiscal cliff” bs. you are complete wastes of space, idiots

7 posted on 01/01/2013 7:45:39 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: bestintxas

This bill will be passed by a huge majority of Rats with very few Rino
Monkeys to put it over the top.
They are about to vote now.
I am curious which Rino Monkeys will help the Rats.
I’m guessing Rino Monkeys from Northern Rino safe Districts.


8 posted on 01/01/2013 7:47:53 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: bestintxas

Just review his voting record. Very impressive!

http://www.ontheissues.org/TX/John_Culberson.htm


9 posted on 01/01/2013 7:48:15 PM PST by Orange1998 (DO NOT PRESS CTRL W)
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To: bestintxas

Texas should just succeed


10 posted on 01/01/2013 7:50:49 PM PST by WilliamRobert (Defend the second)
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To: bestintxas
Is that a "no" from Culbertson then ?

My congress critter is McCaul now (howdy neighbor!), who has been a less than stellar conservative.

11 posted on 01/01/2013 7:50:57 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: bestintxas

On cSpan, surprised to see so many Republicans voting in favor. But then again ..... not surprised.


12 posted on 01/01/2013 7:55:11 PM PST by Orange1998 (DO NOT PRESS CTRL W)
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To: bestintxas

“America has a spending problem, and we are living on borrowed money. We need long-term responsible spending cuts, not tax increases.”

Apparently the lesson the Republican leadership learned from the 2012 election fiasco was that not only could Obama buy re-election, but going forward the only way Repubs could get back in the game is by giving away more freebies than President Foodstamps.

We are watching the weaving of a European-style “safety net”, which is simply cradle-to-grave dependence, and our economy is reacting as Europe’s has done: the high unemployment, low birthrate, and inflation are here to stay. On Election Day America said “no” to the austerity measures that our European counterparts are trying to implement; rather than have productive people flee from one state to another to avoid state taxes, they will now be drowned in federal taxes.


13 posted on 01/01/2013 7:55:34 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: bestintxas

If they (Rs) weren’t so delusional by making believe the taxes were not going up automatically they could have made a stand on cutting spending instead, but they (too many) decided to put all their chips on this certainly losing hand opposing an partial extension by calling a partial tax cut extension ‘raising taxes’.

All the GWB tax rates all went up at midnight last night so now they can vote for this bill which is much worse than plan B, the bill that they opposed a couple weeks ago, and now say for sure that they ‘cut taxes’.

Add this ‘No’ vote to all of this R Houses symbolic votes.


14 posted on 01/01/2013 8:00:02 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems go for results, meaning winning. Rs go for symbolism and whining about losing.)
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To: bestintxas
John Culberson Is outstanding.
We need more like him.
We elected Conservatives to stop this crap, and John Culberson's doing it. "COMPROMISE" is a DIRTY WORD!

People who study the Bible know that COMPROMISE almost always leads to destruction.
Take a good long look at where "COMPROMISE" and the "Establishment Republicans" ALWAYS take us.


15 posted on 01/01/2013 8:03:26 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: WilliamRobert
"Texas should just succeed"

How about we lead for now.

If Texas Representatives and Texas Senators were NOT involved in any debate or any input on negotiations then it's pretty clear to me what's going on. The citizens of Texas are being taxed without representation. Merely voting up or down on a bill in which you had no input or any time to consider is NOT representation.

I would like to see a push for Attorney General Greg Abbott to file suit against the federal government. Harry Reid does not get to speak for the state of Texas. John Boehner does not speak for Texas yet he and a handful of others have decided every aspect of this far reaching legislation.

It's time for the state of Texas to demand our interests are fully represented. Abbott needs to sue the federal government on behalf of all the taxpaying citizens of Texas.

16 posted on 01/01/2013 8:16:39 PM PST by precisionshootist
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To: bestintxas

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but your congresscritter voted ‘yea’.

Don’t feel too bad. My congresscritter did, too. He was supposedly against raising taxes and supposedly a strong supporter of cutting spending.

There are an awful lot of names on the list of ‘yeas’ that surprise the heck out of me. I read part of the Senate’s bill last night and there must have been something I missed that they saw that convinced them this was ok.
Or else they’re ALL hell-bent on destroying the country.


17 posted on 01/01/2013 8:29:00 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: WilliamRobert

secede


18 posted on 01/01/2013 8:55:23 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Democrat_media

Thanks for the link, which clearly shows the “NO!!!!!!” conservatives in the lot. I visited some of their websites as well... doesn’t mitigate the action of the rinos, but does show who is (I pray) willing to stand up to the so-called leadership in the days ahead. Fwiw!


19 posted on 01/01/2013 9:26:40 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi.. the TRAVESTY continues)
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To: bestintxas

It’s truly tyranny to set up a bill that can’t be read by anyone to stave off legislative disaster that would occur if there are not enough votes to pass it. This bill could contain language that completely takes away all of our freedoms and we wouldn’t know until it was too late.


20 posted on 01/01/2013 10:46:10 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: bestintxas

It’s truly tyranny to set up a bill that can’t be read by anyone to stave off legislative disaster that would occur if there are not enough votes to pass it. This bill could contain language that completely takes away all of our freedoms and we wouldn’t know until it was too late. In fact, it probably does...


21 posted on 01/01/2013 10:46:44 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: bestintxas

What’s most disturbing is that the representatives weren’t allowed to see the bill. There should be no legislation without representation. Representatives who can’t read the bills are stripped of their ability to represent their constituents.


22 posted on 01/01/2013 10:58:52 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: precisionshootist

It’s over. Forget the court, we need a new republic.. The US is too polarized and will split open like the USSR did. Too many people do not want to pay for the nationalistic socialistic democratic party policies. The country is broke. Just drive around and have a look. It looks like Mexico is already here in Texas.


23 posted on 01/01/2013 11:52:25 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: bestintxas
What had been posted earlier wasn't the final roll call listing, and what a relief to see the final one now. Your congresscritter, as well as mine, voted against the bill. WHEW!! I was so mad earlier, I had to shut the computer off before I smashed something. LOL!
24 posted on 01/02/2013 12:14:39 AM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: precisionshootist

He can go after this bill on the grounds of where it started to. It’s unconstitutional. It started in the Senate.

Just like Zerocare.


25 posted on 01/02/2013 1:23:29 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: WilliamRobert

“Texas should just succeed”

It is already succeeding.

What I want is for it to also secede.


26 posted on 01/02/2013 8:17:26 AM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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