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Jesse Benton: "I have never been more proud of a boss than I am of Senator McConnell right now."

After Mitch McConnell put together the Senate "fiscal cliff" bill that raised taxes for just about everyone, but gave $76 billion in tax breaks to a combination of Hollywood cronies and regular corporate cronies, Jesse Benton is out with a fundraising email for the "leadership" provided by McConnell during the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Here is the entire fundraising email. It did not come from The Onion. It is from Jesse "No Shame: Benton (My highlights), coming out just hours after Congress passed the "fiscal cliff" bill that will result in a paycheck reduction for just about everyone (except the cronies):

Subject: Score one for the good guys

Dear Patriot,

I have had the honor of working for some leaders I could really be proud to stand with. And let me tell you, I have never been more proud of a boss than I am of Senator McConnell right now.

Let me tell you why.

When Barack Obama won re-election in November, Obama decided he was willing to force the country off the fiscal cliff to push through his agenda. The result would be the largest tax increase in American history.

Unless Congress took action, everyone’s taxes were going up January 1st, big time. Middle class families across Kentucky and our country would have seen their first paychecks on January 15th literally hundreds of dollars smaller due to new federal income tax withholding.

I don’t know about you, but as a middle class working man raising a young family, I can ill afford Barack Obama reaching deeper into my pockets, and I’ll bet just about every Kentuckian feels the same way.

In the end, there is only one reason why Kentucky taxpayers avoided these tax hikes: Senator Mitch McConnell.

For two months, well-intentioned allies in the fight for smaller government attempted to thwart President Obama’s plan. But it wasn’t until Leader McConnell took the reins that real progress was made. He showed the strong, disciplined and savvy leadership that only he can provide. And, in the end, he ensured that over 99% percent of Kentuckians will not pay higher income taxes.

What’s also important to know is that he has put us on strong footing in the fight to cut spending.

You see, the fiscal cliff was a two-part problem, one of both taxes and spending. Leader McConnell wisely separated the two to put us on stronger footing in both. First he fought off President Obama’s tax hikes for as many Kentuckians as he could.

Now comes part two.

In order to keep spending, Congress must raise the federal debt limit in two months. Through his leadership, Senator McConnell has not only ensured that your taxes will not go up, he has taken the threat of income tax hikes totally off table for debt limit negotiations. Now, President Obama and his allies will not be able to threaten every American with higher taxes as we fight for spending restraint and entitlement reform.

And let me tell you, I know Senator McConnell will be as rock solid and resolute in that fight as he was in protecting our paychecks.

Senator McConnell is a special leader and we can all be proud of what he just did for us. I hope you will stand with him now and in the coming months. If you are able, please help with a contribution of $50, $100, $250 or even $500 today.

If we come together and stand with Leader McConnell, we can get this country back on track. So, make sure to forward this email to your friends and neighbors to let them know that Mitch McConnell just saved their paychecks. Help us spread the word Facebook and Twitter. And please, if you can, help us with your generous contribution right away.

Thank you,

Jesse Benton
Campaign Manager
McConnell for Senate 2014

Source: Economic Policy Journal. Warning: It will make you sick.

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BS, Pure BS and cutting so called entitlements that elderly people paid into there whole lives is more BS

Congressman: ‘We Buy Votes with Stolen Money’

I will no longer let politicians define the debate. Even some of the good guys can’t tell the real truth. For example:

“The deal to avert the fiscal cliff which consists of special tax credits for green energy, Hollywood, distilleries and other industries, is a demonstration of Capitol Hill vote buying, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) said Wednesday.

The 154-page bill that passed the Senate and House on New Year’s Day to stop the tax hikes and spending cuts in the fiscal cliff contained 12 specific credits for green energy and 31 additional credits for various businesses, while increasing taxes on those earning more than $400,000.

All this money is stolen. That’s what Rep. Mulvaney should have said. Every Congressman who voted for the 154-page bill is a thief. They used their congressional powers to reach into my bank account (and yours) to steal our money. With that stolen money, they bought votes to keep them in power so they can continue to steal money from you and me. It’s that simple, and don’t let anyone say it’s not.

I want to know why a bill to extend tax cuts had to be 154 pages in length. Because there are 96 different provisions in it designed to help certain political industries. Why are we subsidizing Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with our tax dollars? “In fiscal year 2009, the rum tax raised $547 million for the rum industries in the two U.S. territories, according to the [Washington] Post.”

Hollywood received a payback for its support of Obama and numerous liberal causes in the “Extension of Special Expensing Rules for Certain Film and Television Production.”

“The Washington Post reported that provision withheld $75 million in revenue by allowing motion picture studios to deduct up to $15 million of their costs if more than three fourths of the movies productions take place in the United States, or $20 million if the movie is produced in a low income area.”

Helping low income areas of the country using movie production sounds like a great project, but not with my money. Hollywooders have enough money to donate to Obama’s re-election campaign, but they can’t use their own money to produce movies in poor neighborhoods? Give me a break.

The money will be stolen from you and me so it can be given to other people. Try stealing money from people because you believe you have a “good cause.” You’ll be arrested and most likely sent to jail. But if Congress does it, well, that’s considered good government. You can’t do good things with stolen money.

Nicely put.  But I suggest a best solution:

Since money is the accounting of meaningful energy expended, We can make the best change adding abundant energy & stop accounting for it.  For more, see:

An Open Letter to the Revolutionaries:


We are the Ones We have been waiting for.

Wow... and to think this guy was Ron Paul's Spokesman. It is quite telling to say the least. He's just another self-serving stooge trying to be a lifetime member of the big ole club on the hill.



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