Saturday, February 7, 2009

Letter to Texas Senators

Following is the letter that I sent to my Senators (Cornyn and Hutchinson). Please feel free to use the same email if you would like.

I am writing you today to implore you to continue, with other Republicans in the US Congress, to fight the proposed economic stimulus plan. Through simple common sense and digging through the available coverage of the bill, I have been able to come to the conclusion that putting our country into further debt is not an effective means to stimulate the economy. It is not possible or sensible in any way to spend oneself out of debt. In essence, it seems that is the goal of this bill. We can not keep printing money out of thin air, or we will face outrageous inflation.

The amount of money that would be committed to projects and programs is astronomical and completely inappropriate given the world's economic climate. It is unacceptable that this bill, supposedly intended to stimulate the economy, also includes elements to prepare the country for universal healthcare, spend more money on "green" initiatives and other unrelated and unnecessary expenses. The national deficit has been too high for too long, and this spending package will surely condemn future generations to major fiscal and economic challenges.

Approaching the economic situation at hand should be approached with the same capitalistic principles that have a proven track record of success: tax cuts for both individuals and businesses and less legislation that restricts business. Complicated and temporary tax "credits" or "checks" do nothing for the long term.

It appears that Senator Demint has an interesting proposal: the American Option. Please look into this and other options instead of a bill that will cripple our country's economic future. For instance, I am aware that the House Republican Study Committee proposed a much more effective and long lasting tax program as a true economic stimulus.
I hope that you and other Senate Republicans (and possibly Democrats) will stand up for what is right for the nation and fight this bill.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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