The House of Representatives is at it yet again. Today in the news we learned that the members of congress are once again fighting on how to best keep the working person down. They want to raise the tax on those that work in stores, shops and on main street but they don’t want to want to see the taxes on those that are well off go up. It is this kind of behavior that we need to see go away in Congress. We need to have leaders that are going to work together instead of trying to cut the legs out from each other.
If the taxes on the middle class and the poor go up who do they think is going to buy goods? Who do they think will buy anything? If you don’t have people buying goods then you don’t have an economy at all. We need to have people in office that are going to both be fiscally responsible as well as have a heart and know what is right and when it is right to do it.
This entire past year has been a battle of we said, they said and it has to stop. Congress is playing with the lives of millions of people as if it has nothing to do with them. If they expect someone to be able to buy an item from a company or store that is in their state then they need to make sure that a person can indeed buy it. It is no wonder that over half of the United States is now at or below the poverty line. This is not a good situation no matter what way you might wish to spin it.
How does this affect us in the Panhandle? The economists are saying that the amount that a person would loose over the course of the year would be about $1000 dollars. Each district in the stay has about 490,000 registered voters and at least 400,000 should have jobs. With unemployment near 10% lets say that there are 360,000 workers that would have collected that $1000.00. Just from that math alone you have 360 million dollars in lost revenue. Without that money that means that you might see more layoffs, jobs lost and the possibility of business folding all together. Which in turn would mean even more revenue lost.
Can we really afford such nonsense in Washington? It is time for a change.