In a recent letter to the American people, the Libertarian Party wrote that the voting population in this country are being raked over the coals, drained of their hard-earned money and systematically dumbed down through big government political initiatives disguised as genuine assistance.
“By blending tax hikes with (alleged) government spending cuts, they try to convince you that they’re all part of one scary package. That both things are bad,” Libertarian Chair Geoffrey J. Neale wrote. ”To add injury to insult, their phony “fiscal cliff” doesn’t include a dime of actual government spending cuts. Just pretend reductions in future spending.”
Tax increases alone should raise awareness from the American people. ”On New Year’s Day, what did Big Government politicians actually vote for? They voted to rip you off an average of $800 a year MORE — a 2 percent increase in your Social Security payroll tax. While they bragged that they were doing you a favor. They raised a pile of other taxes as well, including taxes on estates, higher incomes, investment income, health care, and businesses.”
The letter cites new tax increases will amount to over $600 billion in new government revenue while doing little to curb spending and enact meaningful reform to account for our nation’s unemployment problem.
Read the entire letter: http://www.lp.org/news/press-releases/fiscal-cliffhanger-a-study-in-government-fear-mongering.