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Allowing tax cuts to expire could be devastating Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

According to a recent study by the Heritage Foundation, allowing even portions of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to expire would have devastating consequences to the Second Congressional District. We would lose nearly 2,000 jobs annually, see a decrease of over $6,000 per household in disposable personal income, and face district-wide individual income tax hikes totaling more than $1.2 million.

Apparently, Tammy Baldwin is okay with these dire predictions because she and her colleagues in Congress had the opportunity to extend the tax cuts before they left Washington, but the decision was made not to vote on the extension.

This steams me and should outrage every citizen of this district. The arrogant, spendthrift representatives we send to Congress finally had an opportunity to do something concrete about jobs and the economy and they are on record choosing instead to go home and relax or campaign for another term.

We are now only weeks away from having the opportunity to reject Tammy Baldwin and the policies that are destroying our nation. The contrasts between Tammy Baldwin and Chad Lee are crystal clear. Tammy Baldwin thinks that more borrowing and spending, bigger government with more regulation, and higher taxes are the way to economic growth. Chad Lee knows that the founders had it right when they warned against these things.

If you are as disgusted as I am with our representation in Washington, then I urge you to vote for Chad Lee on November 2.

Jesse Kuenzi, Belleville