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Posted on 01.02.2013 12:53 a.m.

Capps Statement on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Legislation

Source: Ashley Schapitl for Rep. Lois Capps

Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, released the following statement Tuesday night after House of Representatives passage of legislation to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff”.

“I am pleased to support legislation that will keep taxes from going up on middle-class families and small businesses. This bill permanently extends current rates for 98 percent of families and businesses, preserves much-needed extended unemployment benefits for another year, supports education and research investments to provide opportunity for all Americans and help our economy grow, and averts an ill-conceived cut to doctor Medicare payments that would make it more difficult for seniors to see a doctor.

“And the bill makes a much-needed $600 billion downpayment on our deficit by asking the wealthiest among us to pay a little more in taxes.

“But this bill falls woefully short of what Congress should have been able to achieve. It is far from a perfect solution to only the tax side of the so-called fiscal cliff situation and once again pushes some hard choices about spending off for a couple of months.

“And I am deeply disappointed that the intransigence of many extreme right-wing members in Congress unnecessarily brought us once again to the brink of disaster. These tax issues should have been easily solved months ago so families and small businesses would have the peace of mind that their taxes wouldn’t be going up in 2013.

“I am committed to redoubling my efforts to make the new Congress more effective than this one has been in the last two years, and hope my Republican and Democratic colleagues join me in this effort.”

— Ashley Schapitl is press secretary for Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara.

» on 01.02.13 @ 01:40 AM

And I am deeply disappointed in your inability to stop the spending..

» on 01.02.13 @ 02:00 PM

The intransigence of many extreme right wing members of congress? Oh Lois, you mean those who tried desperately to get you buffoons on the left to STOP SPENDING MONEY YOU DON’T HAVE?

This has been the consistent propaganda from the White House, its toady house members and its propaganda ministers in the main stream media, that the entire fiasco was all the republicans fault and could have been avoided if only they would just tax the rich out of existence and allow the president to spend us into bankruptcy.

The problem, which that sad sack of a party, the GOP, consistently failed to communicate to our idiot population of parasites and losers is that the democrats are spending far more money than the rich have, so even if they pulled a Third Reich and confiscated all the wealthiest Americans money, it wouldn’t be enough.

Add to that the equally ignored message that any one with a brain knows but is unspoken is the fact that all taxes on the rich end up being paid by the middle class. The unmitigated stupidity of voters in this country to realize that most rich people didn’t get that way being stupid with their money and will pull that money out of the economy rather than just give it away to the government is beyond belief. Even when you show this buffoon laden country the facts that tax increases on the rich always REDUCE revenue to the government, they doggedly respond to the Marxist cry of slay the wealthy.

No Lois the intransigence is in your lack of a brain and your insipid slavish devotion to your party of hucksters and lunatics. Yes the GOP may not be much better; in fact I’m almost certain its slavish devotion to cheer leading looters, pirates and gamblers makes its existence almost as bad, however far more of us on the right actually acknowledge that fault, something totally lacking on your side.

» on 01.02.13 @ 04:03 PM

Sorry Lois but this is your fault as well as every one in Congress. This should have been taken care of months ago but you and every other member of Congress wait until the very last moment to put on the bandaid, delay until a later date to do it all again, then pat your self on the back on what a wonderfull job you have done.

Here are some suggestions to help the budget in the future-
1. Congress take a pay cut of 30% minamum(partly due to your lack of productivity). Also to show the American People that you really mean to help. Stop your Health Program and join the rest of the American public on Obama Care programs.

2. Congress should STOP ALL foregin aid. Fund the needed programs that are not PORK projects.

3. Take care of our elderly, infestructure etc.

4. Pass legislation that only allows one subject to a bill, NO adding ammendments to a bill, PERIOD.

5. Then if there is any money left then think about using it for foregin aid.

6. Flat tax- ALL People 10 - 15 %, no deductions or exceptions, regaurdless of income. Coorperations- 15 - 20% of ALL income whether or not earned in the US, NO EXCEPTIONS.


8. Stop duplications of services.

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