Our President proposes to extend & expand payroll tax cuts from the Social Security Trust Fund. Why would he want to endanger the promised benefits to our Senior Citizens by not fully funding this program? If his motivation is to allow citizens to keep more of their own money, why not reduce the gas tax or some other similar Federal revenue? How about serious Tax Reform that reducing rates and eliminates loopholes? Why not “Freeze” spending at last year’s level? How about a 1% decrease in all Federal programs? Why is it that the only proposal to pay for this Trust Fund cut is an increase in taxes on other citizens? Class Warfare? Is there not any program of lesser priority in the Federal Government that could be trimmed back to offset the reduction?
We need political leadership that brings forth substantial change in the size & scope of our Federal Government. Our country is approaching federal spending levels at 25% of GDP and has now gone over $15T in debt.!! There should be no discussion of any SPENDING GROWTH. Big Government is not working, it is the problem. This large bureaucracy should be dismantled. Our elected representatives, Democrat & Republican, need to quit “playing on the margins” and get serious about changing the fiscal course of this country.
Please join the Northern Shenandoah Valley TEA Party in a discussion on this topic and other public policy issues. We must hold these politicians accountable.
Jay L. Marts
Jay Marts is a political activist and organizer of the Northern Shenandoah Valley TEA