Dear Southern Arizona Taxpayer:
Our window of opportunity is closing. Over the next few weeks, we are going to find out who in Washington wants to fix our nation’s out-of-control finances and who wants to keep on spending. And this Thursday, July 14, we are going to find out where Representative Raul Grijalva stands on the question of national bankruptcy.
Let’s be blunt: Rep. Raul Grijalva is not a fiscal conservative. He’s a big believer in social welfare programs. But not even Grijalva wants the country to go bankrupt… Or does he?
In public statements, Grijalva has repeatedly suggested that Congress raise taxes on The Rich. But as these videos explain, it is mathematically impossible for President Obama and Congress to come anywhere close to balancing the federal budget by taxing The Rich:
If Congress confiscated all of the income and all of the assets of The Rich in this country, as well as all of the income of the Fortune 500 corporations, the loot would not be enough to pay for a single year of federal spending at today’s levels–let alone pay off the national debt or put a dent in the gigantic unfunded spending liabilities facing the country over the next 75 years.
The hard reality is that if Obama and Congress want to balance the budget without cutting spending, they’re going to have to impose massive tax hikes on the American middle class–on the very working Americans whose interests Grijalva claims to champion and protect. Higher taxes would not only be bad for those middle class taxpayers: those taxes would also destroy America’s long-run economic growth.
The week of July 18, the U.S. House will vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment includes spending caps at 18 percent of GDP and a requirement for a supermajority vote to raise taxes. We need your help to urge Congress to pass the amendment and send it to the states for ratification.
National District Office Day
A huge conservative coalition is coming together to visit Congressional district offices this Thursday, July 14 at Noon. We are asking you to join AFP-Arizona and other pro-taxpayer groups at the offices of Rep. Raul Grijalva in downtown Tucson and in Yuma/Somerton:
738 N. 5th Ave, Suite 110
Tucson, AZ 85705
(On 5th Avenue, north of 6th Street. Street parking available. And there is good coffee and food on Fourth Avenue…)
201 Bingham Avenue, Suite 2
Somerton, AZ 85350
(Bingham Avenue is a quarter mile east of the intersection of Somerton Ave and 16th Street/Route 95.)
AFP-Arizona grassroots coordinator Judy Hoelscher will be at Grijalva’s Tucson office with video cameras and signs. Please contact Judy at email@example.com or (623) 465-4767. We will send groups inside to talk to Grijalva’s staff, and we will bring umbrellas and water, in case we have to wait outside for a few minutes.
We need your help to make sure this event is a success. We know you’re busy. (Who is not, these days?) But we urge you to take a few minutes out of your day to stop by Grijalva’s district office and ask him, one last time, to Do the Math, Do the Right Thing, and Support the Balanced Budget Amendment!
If you can’t make it to Grijalva’s office on Thursday, another great way to make your voice heard on the Balanced Budget Amendment is by clicking here to take action online today.
For more information about the BBA, go here:
Whatever you do on Thursday to support the BBA, please share your activity on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
For Liberty, Tom
Americans for Prosperity