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Americans for Prosperity Delivers Signed Letters to Senators Snowe and Collins

December 14, 2012

Urges the Senators to Oppose Tax Hikes, Support Spending Cuts During Lame Duck

Augusta, ME – Americans for Prosperity – Maine, the state’s leading advocate for reducing the tax burden on hardworking Mainers, partnered with Maine Heritage Policy Center to deliver letters to Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. The letters are signed by citizens, legislators, and opinion leaders who want to urge the Senators to vote against tax increases and support spending cuts during the lame duck.

Click here to see the letter to Senator Snowe.

Click here to see the letter to Senator Collins.

Click here for a picture of Carol delivering the letter to Bobbie Reynolds, district office director of Senator Susan Collins’ Augusta office.

“The more-than 100 Mainers who signed these letters have a simple message for Senators Snowe and Collins: it’s time for Congress to practice fiscal responsibility, not raise taxes,” explained Carol Weston, Maine state director of Americans for Prosperity. “Raising taxes is the last thing Snowe or Collins should support when the unemployment rate in Maine remains above the national average and our economy slowly slogs back to recovery. Instead, it’s time for Congress to fulfill its promise to cut $109 billion in spending.”

In the picture below, Carol and Maine Heritage Policy Center deliver the letter to Bobbie Reynolds, district office director of Senator Collins Augusta office.

If Congress does nothing, tax rates will skyrocket on all Americans due to the expiring 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. President Obama is demanding that Congress raise taxes on “the rich.” Economists warn that raising any taxes during a slow economic recovery is bad policy and Americans for Prosperity believes taxes are already plenty high. Congress also is debating whether to allow $109 billion in scheduled spending cuts go through. Those cuts were promised as part of the 2011 Budget Control Act. Americans for Prosperity urges Congress to practice fiscal restraint and stick to the promised cuts.

“America needs to get its fiscal house in order, but it shouldn’t do so by piling higher tax burden on Mainers and taxpayers across the country. It’s time for Congress to stick to the promises it made, say no tothe lobbyists who are asking for higher taxes in exchange for lower spending cuts, and start practicing fiscal restraint,” continued Weston. “The federal government does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. The only way to fix that problem is to cut spending.”

 To learn more or interview Carol Weston, please call 207-592-8835 or email CWeston@afphq.org.  

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans.  For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

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