Monday, September 20, 2010

[PDI] Jobs for Working Families NOW, NOT TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!

Rep Melissa Bean well known "blue dog" is leading the charge on keeping the tax cuts for the wealthiest people in our state and country. LEADING THE WAY, writing with 3 other Congress people a letter that now has gained dozens more signatures from Democrats, to KEEP THE TAX CUTS for the wealthiest among us. For guidance, review some talking points below. Most critically--PLEASE make a phone call, today, to Rep. Bean. Tell her JOBS and BENEFITS now, not tax cuts for the wealthy. And send this on.

Rep. Bean needs to know Illinois voters care, we're watching. For goddsakes a few days ago 300 people gathered at the IL GOP HQ to highlight MARK KIRK's support of tax cuts and vote against jobs.
Who's side is she on anyway??!!

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:56:08 -0500
Subject: Rep. Bean Talks about Tax Cuts
This weekend, Representatives Bean and Gutierrez appeared on FOX Chicago to debate the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts. During the debate, Representative Bean stated that the top 2% of Americans create 25% of all consumer spending, so it is too risky to end the Bush Tax Cuts. She goes on to say we should continue the Bush tax cuts another year or more to ensure our economy doesn't tank
Representative Bean and Gutierrez debate Bush Tax Cuts.
Let's review the logic. As with health care, Representative Bean continues to state the small business need to be protected from big government.
"Does she really think that the wealthiest small business owner is going to
be changed by removing an extra $30 from every $1000 STARTING
WITH $251,000th?" Stated Illinois Main Street Alliance small business owner Dan Sherry, "We talking about 3% of
all small business owners, about 180,000 of 6 million small businesses!"
That's right, this whole debate comes down to $30 for every $1,000 OVER $250,000 that 1.12 million Americans and 180,000 small businesses will have to pay.

One has to ask "Ms. Bean, what about creating jobs?" HR4812 is the local jobs bill that spends $37.5 Billion a year to create 750,000 jobs, creating 162 jobs in Palatine, 184 jobs in Arlington Heights, 183 jobs in Schaumburg, and bringing 1,215 to Lake County. Is Representative Bean pushing this legislation with the same gusto she is using to extend the Bush tax cuts? No. In fact, she is not event a co-sponsor of the legislation.
HR4812 jobs bill: Cost is $37.5 Billion a year. Creates 750,000 jobs, 33,000 in Illinois
Bush Tax Cut for top 2%: Cost is $70 Billion a year. Creates no jobs, but has potential to create jobs.
Representative Bean must explain how removing $4 Trillion from our budget and handing a major chunk over to the wealthiest Americans creates jobs. We know that creating jobs is the best way to stimulate the economy and trickle down economics is the worst. Unfortunately, Representative Bean does not see the whole picture.
Will you call her to clarify the situation?
DC Office 202-225-3711
District 847-517-2927
John Gaudette
Citizen Action/IL

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