Dear Readers: An action alert from the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition:
Why is Congress demanding governors and mayors fire teachers, cops, and firefighters before cutting ridiculous spending like this:
- $120,000,000 spent on state-run liquor stores – Washington State
- $39,608,662 spent on neighborhood & recreational services – Newark, New Jersey
- $7,000,000 spent on museums – Oakland, California
- $1,607,367 spent on awards and prizes at county fairs – Illinois
- $1,000,000 spent on mural art – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- $750,000 spent on the opera house – Baltimore, Maryland
The Porkulus II:
Forces states to take bailout dollars, bypassing Governors who refuse the money, and forbidding them from making necessary budget cuts.
- Gives teachers unions roughly $50 – $100 million through trickle-down.
- Will increase the deficit by $12.6 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
- Will result in a permanent tax increase of $9.7 billion for U.S. multinational companies – increasing the cost of doing business and risking jobs during the recession. (Interestingly, the revenue from these same tax increases have already been spent…twice, in two other pieces of legislation!)
The fact is the federal government cannot afford to bailout states who refuse to cut back spending. In case Nancy Pelosi forgot, the American people still fund the federal government. If states can’t afford it, neither can the federal government. Bailing out states and extending failed stimulus programs only perpetuates states’ reliance on the federal government.
Follow this link (CLICK HERE) for the essential contact list to fight for some fiscal sanity. Afterall, it seems unfair all of the wealth and prosperity of this country seems to be funneled into Washington DC.