Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Huck PAC - Blogs - Do The Right Thing - Today

Here's an article by Governor Mike Huckabee urging us all to do the right thing!

Huck PAC - Blogs - Do The Right Thing - Today

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chuck For Huck! Norris Standing With Mike Huckabee!

Huck PAC - Blogs - Chuck Norris: Standing With Mike Huckabee

Here's a letter Chuck Norris sent to Huck PAC on why he's standing with Mike Huckabee! Please take a few moments to read it - thank you!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Foxx Votes To Require Collection Of Unpaid Taxes

The following is a 9/16 press release from NC Congresswoman Virginia Foxx.

Foxx votes to require collection of unpaid taxes from federal employees
Measure gives gov’t power to fire federal employees who refuse to pay taxes

Washington, DC—Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05) today voted to give the federal government the ability to fire federal employees who refuse to pay their income taxes. The vote is the latest in House Republicans’ YouCut program, which aims to cut spending and reduce the national deficit. Nearly 100,000 active federal employees owe $962 million in unpaid taxes, according to the IRS.

“This proposal could save up to a billion dollars,” Foxx said. “While most federal workers are paying their taxes and abiding by the law, there are some who enjoy taxpayer funded jobs and refuse to pay their fair share. This must stop.”

Under current law, the IRS is the only federal agency that can fire employees who do not pay their taxes. Under this proposal, which is cosponsored by Foxx, other federal agencies would be able do the same.

The proposal, H.R. 4735, allows federal agencies to fire employees who are seriously delinquent tax-dodgers. It applies to those federal workers who are serial offenders and refuse to pay their taxes. Federal employees who may be slightly behind on their taxes or are working with the IRS to pay their tax bills will not be affected.

“Prevention is the best medicine,” Foxx said. “This proposal prevents future tax cheating by halting the practice of allowing tax-dodging federal employees to duck and cover. During these times of record deficits we must ensure that unscrupulous federal workers aren’t cheating the very taxpayers who pay their salaries.”

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

NC Senator Burr - Tax Payer Hero!

The following is from an email article from NC Senator Richard Burr. I appreciate Senator Burr's stand on fiscal policies and the leadership he provides in the Senate.

Yesterday, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) was recognized as a Taxpayer Hero by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) for his “willingness to stand up for American taxpayers” during the 111th Congress.

Senator Burr received a 92 out of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2009 Congressional Ratings system. CCAGW determines who should receive recognition by evaluating actions taken to protect American taxpayers and includes votes on amendments to eliminate earmarks and pork-barrel spending. Senator Burr received this recognition for his efforts towards increasing government transparency, minimizing waste, eliminating earmarks and reducing the national debt.

“In these tough economic times, North Carolina families have had to make tough choices with their budgets, and the federal government should do the same,” said Senator Burr. “North Carolinians deserve their money to be spent responsibly and to have transparency and accountability from the federal government. I am honored to receive this award and will continue to fight wasteful spending and work to get our country back on the right fiscal path.”

Foxx Launches New Website

The following is from a press release from NC Congresswoman Virginia Foxx

Foxx launches new congressional website
New website features social media integration, streamlined navigation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx (NC-05) today announced the launch of her new congressional web site at The new site integrates social networking, up-to-date information about constituent services and background on legislation and votes in Congress.

“As more and more constituents interact with me through the web, it became clear that my website needed an update,” Foxx said. “The Internet is one of the best tools available for communicating with constituents and my new website uses a variety of technologies to keep constituents informed about the issues before Congress, including Twitter feeds, congressional videos and online legislative search tools.”

Web-design and communications experts at the non-partisan Congressional Management Foundation recently named Rep. Foxx’s web site one of the top ten in the House of Representatives. Foxx’s redesigned site builds on the success of her old website and introduces new user-friendly features like social media sharing and smoother site navigation.

“This new website is a one-stop-shop for constituents who need information about the federal government, or who want to know what is happening in Congress or who simply want to get in touch with me about the important issues facing North Carolinians,” Foxx said.

The new web site also includes tools to assist constituents in applying for federal grants, resolving issues with federal government agencies or securing a nomination to one of the five Service Academies. In addition, the site outlines the application process for students who wish to serve as congressional interns or pages.

Congresswoman Foxx today also reminded constituents to check out her congressional Twitter feed at Her Twitter feed is frequently updated with pictures from her daily activities, videos, links to the latest congressional news and other information. Nearly 3,500 other people have already discovered that it is one of the best ways to keep up-to-date with Congresswoman Foxx.

I Don't Understand

I don't understand. President Bush is blamed for our current economic mess. That is a key part of President Obama's economic plan. Back during the Bush administration, Democrats didn't want to support Bush's tax cuts. Now, the Dems are pushing for an extension of the Bush tax cuts that they opposed years ago (maybe they were for them before they were against them!). I don't understand!

And now, President Bush's tax cuts want to be "re-branded" as Obama's tax cuts. What? Again, I just don't understand.

If President Bush's tax cuts are extended, and they should be for all tax payers, it will be an extension of President Bush's tax cuts. If President Obama wants credit for cutting taxes, maybe he should stop wasting time blaming Bush for the economy and come up with a real plan to cut taxes and fix our economy. Now that I would understand!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Huck PAC - Blogs - A Day Of Remembrance

Huck PAC - Blogs - A Day Of Remembrance

Governor Mike Huckabee has posted this article on 9/11 - A Day Of Remembrance. Please take a moment to read it.

God bless America!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Laffer Curve - No Laughing Matter!

John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan share something in common. They both cut taxes and saw government revenues increase. So what does this have to do with the Laffer Curve? The Laffer Curve - in the simplest of terms - shows that when tax rates get higher, tax revenues get lower.

In 1963, President Kennedy stated, "In short, this tax program will increase our wealth far more than it increases our public debt. The actual burden of that debt--as measured in relation to our total output--will decline. To continue to increase our debt as a result of inadequate earnings is a sign of weakness. But to borrow prudently in order to invest in a tax revision that will greatly increase our earning power can be a source of strength." Kennedy cut taxes and it had a tremendous impact on our nation's economy.

Walter Heller, Kennedy's Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, testified before Congress in 1977 and stated: What happened to the tax cut in 1965...did seem to have a tremendously stimulative effect, a multiplied effect on the economy. It was the major factor that led to our running a $3 billion surplus by the middle of 1965 before escalation in Vietnam struck us. It was a $12 billion tax cut...and within one year the revenues into the Federal Treasury were already above what they had been before the tax cut."

When President Reagan cut taxes, it had a similar impact on the economy. Consider the following information from the Heritage Foundation: "Prior to the tax cut, the economy was choking on high inflation, high Interest rates, and high unemployment. All three of these economic bellwethers dropped sharply after the tax cuts. The unemployment rate, which peaked at 9.7 percent in 1982, began a steady decline, reaching 7.0 percent by 1986 and 5.3 percent when Reagan left office in January 1989."

The current administration and Congress has forgotten the lessons learned from past administrations. I think they may have also forgotten that taxes come from us - they come from our earnings. We need a responsible government that shows fiscal restraint when spending our money.