Skip to comments.Anna Little (Congressional Candidate NJ-6) Talks Practicalities of Taxes
Posted on 10/05/2010 5:51:08 AM PDT by Haiku Guy
Republican 6th District challenger Anna C. Little on Friday continued her criticism of the House motion to adjourn before taking up tax-rate extension, and of her opponent, incumbent Democrat Frank Pallone, for voting in its favor. In the process she discussed the practical consequences of what she says will be the largest tax increase in American history.
Last Wednesday, the House voted 210-209 to adjourn after taking up a number of specific measuresand the extension of the tax rates set in 2001 was not one of them. Every Democrat from New Jersey (except John Adler, 3rd) voted for that motion. Little called Pallone's vote "the deciding vote" and cited this as further evidence of Pallone's extensive cooperation with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-5), the current Speaker of the House (who cast the actual tiebreaking vote, as House rules required when the House split 209-209).
On Friday, Little said that the average family in her district, which is largely confined to Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, would see their taxes rise by $1,862 per year. She cited figures from the Tax Foundation to make her point. The Tax Foundation is most famous for its calculation of "Tax Freedom Day," the day in the year until which an American must work merely to satisfy his federal, State and combined local tax obligations. The Tax Foundation site maintains a countdown to the expiration of the current tax rates and a set of interactive calculators to help a person figure out how much the new tax rates (actually, the old ones, status quo ante 2001) will cost him.
Two days ago, Nancy Pelosi and her liberal allies like Frank Pallone decided they'd be better off campaigning without first taking a vote to increase taxes on America's job creators. So they just decided to leave town without doing their jobs. In doing so, they effectively chose to vote for a tax increasebecause everyone knows they're far less likely to feel constrained after the election, in a lame duck session, than they would have before the election, when voters could have punished them for voting for a tax increase.
Little vowed to fight any tax increase if elected to Congress
Separately, Little announced that she would receive the "Honorary Guardian of Seniors' Rights" award from the 60-Plus Association, which was founded in 1992 and calls itself "the conservative alternative to the AARP." Jim Martin, the head of the 60-Plus Association, will present the award. Martin has his own criticisms of HR-3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, saying that it is already having an adverse effect on the health-care planning of his client base.
The 60-Plus Association has run a number of TV spots in some close Congressional races, but New Jersey's 6th District is not one of themyet.
Faced with that prospect, they are sure to say "Nothing?!? Yeah, we can do that!"
Anybody who expects the tax rates to remain the same after the elecion, when they could have voted on this issue before the election, is dreaming.