Saturday, September 17, 2011

Two Jobs Bills, A Poll, and a Petition


“Representative Gohmert Introduces the American Jobs Act of 2011
September 14, 2011

Washington—Representative Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today after introducing the ‘American Jobs Act of 2011’ which will create jobs by taking the corporate tax rate to zero.

‘We have heard a lot of rhetoric about job creation from President Obama over the last several days. After waiting to see what the President would actually put into legislative language, and then waiting to see if anybody would actually introduce the President’s bill in the House, today I took the initiative and introduced the ‘American Jobs Act of 2011.’ It is a very simple bill, which will eliminate the corporate tax which serves as a tariff that our American companies pay on goods they produce here in America.

This bill will actually create jobs in America. Right now, American manufacturing jobs are shipped overseas. What is really insidious about this tax is that corporate taxes are paid by the consumer—built in to the cost of the good or service. Corporate taxes are paid for by people in the form of lower wages to American workers and less money paid out in dividends in everything from 401K retirement accounts and to those who would risk their capital in business ventures. This type of capital investment is where jobs come from.

Unlike President Obama’s bill, which clocks in at 155 pages, the ‘American Jobs Act’ is only two pages. The American people want to see jobs and economic growth and this bill guarantees that outcome. America would instantly become a safe haven for businesses resulting in an explosion in revenue increases. If we really want to create jobs and grow the economy, we must pass ‘The American Jobs Act’ now.”

To view a copy of the bill, click here.

Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas’12th Court of Appeals.”

Congressman Gohmert’s American Jobs Bill is 2 pages long and does something that is economically sound—ends the corporate income tax. Now, we need a bill to end the federal income tax on business income on partnerships and individuals until and unless that income is distributed to the owners—as long as the money is business money it is not taxed. That way, these business owners too can develop business reserves to use for business purposes.

In contrast, President Obama’s bill by the same name is much longer and will hurt the economy rather than help it! By definition, it is only a transfer of money from taxpayers to the government. Then, the government spends the money instead of the individual taxpayers. The government determines where the money is spent—to help people who support Obama—instead of the individual taxpayers themselves determining where the money is spent.

Transfers of money do NOT create new, additional jobs. The transfers just create different types of jobs—in President Obama’s proposal, primarily jobs for teachers, construction workers, and MORE federal government bureaucrats. Just what we need to get the economy growing again, more federal government employees!? More federal government employees does NOTHING to increase the PRODUCTIVITY of the American economy! How much of the transferred money will be used to increase the size, control, and power of the federal government?


“Grassfire Nation Update

The White House released the printed version of President Obama’s new $450 billion Stimulus program (all 196 pages) and as expected it includes tax increases. So, in addition to hundreds of billions of dollars in new government spending, President Obama is now proposing to raise taxes.

QUICK POLL on Obama Stimulus Days ago, Grassfire Nation launched a ‘Quick Poll’ on the new Obama Stimulus. Already, more than 50,000 citizens have responded.

Grassfire is preparing to deliver the results to President Obama and Congress EARLY NEXT WEEK. The poll very simply asks: ‘Do you SUPPORT or OPPOSE the new Obama Stimulus plan?’ If you want your voice to be included in the Quick Poll results that will be delivered next week, go here to register whether you SUPPORT or OPPOSE this new Obama stimulus plan:

Also, we have included a link to the entire 196-page Obama Stimulus plan so you can download and see for yourself what the President is proposing. Go here to access that link:

Public response in the next two weeks will likely decide the outcome of this latest debate on the size and scope of government. Thank you for letting your voice be heard.

Grassfire Nation”

The direct link to the proposed bill is:

From: Liberty Counsel Action

“Mathew Staver, Chairman Liberty Counsel Action

Last Thursday, President Obama announced the creation of his so-called ‘jobs bill’ called The American Jobs Act of 2011. Since then, in his public statements, the President has called on Congress to ‘Pass this Bill Now’ (Without the normal Congressional hearings and debate? It has taken two plus years to propose this “new” plan, and he wants it passed instantaneously!!!—my addition) over 100 times! We are rallying tens of thousands of Liberty Counsel Action team members to counteract this bullying and to tell Congress, ‘Pass this Bill—Never!’ Please take a moment to read my urgent message below—Mat.

What has changed since the abysmal failure of President Obama’s first two stimulus packages—spending over a trillion dollars and plunging America into almost $15 trillion dollars in debt? The answer is—much has changed, but not for the better! In an insightful article published by ‘American Thinker’ author Chad Stafko reveals some very disturbing statistics:

‘In less than 1,000 days as chief executive of the United States, President Obama's failed policies and initiatives have resulted in a dizzying array of dismal economic statistics ...

Government dependence, which is defined as the percentage of persons receiving one or more federal benefit payments, is at a staggering 47%, its highest level in American history, while 21 million households are reliant on food stamps. In fact, government spending on food stamps in 2010 ($68 billion) was double what it was in 2007, with the 2011 figure likely to be even higher.

According to the August employment report from the Department of Labor, the nation’s unemployment rate remained at 9.1% with a total of zero jobs added to the economy during the month. Those are the official unemployment rates. The real unemployment rate, as it is sometimes referred to, rose to a seasonally adjusted 16.2% in August.

These woeful economic figures have come during a time in which we have experienced the most government involvement in the economy since the days of FDR and government spending without parallel in our nation’s history.

Now, President Obama has said he wants to spend hundreds of billions of dollars more to stimulate the economy. The American people can’t take much more.’ (Can’t afford ANY more of this!!!—my addition)

No thinking American can endorse Obama’s ‘jobs bill.’ Mr. President, we have already seen you spend, and spend, and spend ... and plummet our country into insurmountable debt without ANY verifiable economic or jobs recovery.

That’s why Liberty Counsel Action is calling on every concerned American to sign our ‘Pass this Bill—Never!’ petition to Congress. We are also calling for a step in the right direction to rein in government spending, exercise fiscal restraint, and create more accountability!

I believe this petition will rally many tens of thousands of concerned citizens who are fed up with the state of the American economy ... while incompetent (and one has to wonder if they’re not willfully destructive) leaders and presidential appointees steer this country closer to a colossal financial meltdown with yet another $447 billion stimulus plan!

I urge you to join us in telling Congress, ‘Pass this Bill—Never!’

Click here to read and sign the petition:

In less than three years, President Obama, his leftist administration, and collaborators in Congress have turned our nation from an economic ‘super power’ with an AAA credit rating into a socialist state with a rapidly declining middle class. That is not an overstatement! Remember the ‘shovel ready’ jobs that the earlier stimulus was intended to fund? Then you probably also remember that the President later smirked about that phrase and recanted in an economic forum, saying, ‘Shovel-ready was not as ... uh ... shovel-ready as we expected.’ Do you recall that the $787 billion ‘Stimulus One’ was partially earmarked for repairs to bridges, roads, and infrastructure? President Obama has said repeatedly his latest jobs bill is needed for bridges, roads and infrastructure! Does he actually think we can’t remember what he said just two years ago?

The plain fact is, this bill does nothing to address the major obstacle to American employment—government bureaucracy, regulation, and intrusion in the private sector.

In fact, according to the Heritage Foundation, 75 major new regulations that have cost U.S. businesses more than 40 billion dollars have been passed since Barack Obama first took office! President Obama’s plan does nothing to prevent jobs from going overseas into cheaper labor markets ...

It does nothing to address unfair trade practices, which hamper American business from competing in global markets ...

And it does nothing to address the mountains of regulations imposed by overzealous government agencies that are killing American business!

NOW is the time to stand for REAL change! Right now, fiscal conservatives in Congress are in position to bring about economic policy changes with lasting effects.

Liberty Counsel Action believes that rejecting Obama’s latest jobs/stimulus plan is putting another crucial piece of the fiscal restraint puzzle into place. We want to deliver tens and tens of thousands of these petitions to our elected officials in Congress as soon as possible.

In fact, I believe we can assemble 50,000 signed petitions within the next week if you and other concerned Americans will forward this message to as many of your like-minded friends as possible!

Click here now to read and sign the ‘Pass this Bill—Never!’ petition that will be sent to Congress on behalf of tens of thousands of Americans:

We MUST continue to be a strong voice for fiscal conservatism and stop Congress and the President from turning this ill-advised stimulus package into yet another liberal fiscal disaster!

Please help put America on sound financial footing so that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the liberty our forefathers fought, bled, and died to provide to their progeny!

God bless you,

Mathew Staver, Chairman Liberty Counsel Action”


“We, the undersigned citizens, demand that Congress reject President Obama’s proposed bill, ‘The American Jobs Act of 2011.’ Do NOT pass this bill!

Congress must break the cycle of fiscal insanity, failed stimulus packages, out-of-control government spending and borrowing, and printing ever more currency, thus devaluing the dollar.

It’s time for the government to get out of the way of American businesses and for both management and labor to cooperatively create a healthier environment for business growth and American productivity.

We insist that Congress stand firm and commit to saving our country from financial ruin and collapse. Spending massive amounts on programs of questionable value and then ‘backfilling’ new revenue (read, ‘raising taxes’) is NOT the way to create new jobs!

We urge you to reject ‘The American Jobs Act of 2011.’”

One of the bridges that President Obama claims will be replaced by this new bill has it’s own website at:

A letter to the editor in PDF form about the delays in replacing the bridge is to be found here:

Note the following:

1) The letter was written in 2006.

2) The letter writer advocates a “short” bridge and money for it has already been allocated. (I read elsewhere that the short bridge would be over a mile plus long.)

3) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a federal government agency, wants a 17 mile long bridge that would cost over twice as much.

4) The project has been on hold for about 15 years, in part, because of this disagreement about the length and cost of the bridge!

5) The federal government’s “solution” according to the letter writer is contrary to the will of the people of North Carolina.

Our federal government’s tax dollars at work!!! And President Barack Hussein Obama wants MORE federal money for MORE of the same!!!

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” (Last sentence of the Declaration of Independence)

It is time, it’s past time to RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION!!!

It is time, it’s past time to OBEY THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to OBEY THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to OBEY THE CONSTITUTION!!!

It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!
It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!
It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!