Hi jerrab,Thank you for your thoughts. To give them a wider and perhaps more influence audience, I incorporated them into an email with our political leadership. A copy of that email appears below. Thanks,Bob Thursday, December 13, 2012President Barack ObamaVice President Joe BidenThe Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the HouseThe Honorable Eric Cantor, Majority LeaderThe Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Majority WhipThe Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority LeaderThe Honorable Steny Hoyer, Minority WhipSenator Dan Inouye, President Pro TemporeSenator Harry Reid, Majority LeaderSenator Mitch McConnell, Minority LeaderSenator Sherrod BrownSenator Rob PortmanThe Honorable Steve StiversI wrote to you on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in response to a survey by my representative Steve Stivers. In my response, I suggested an approach to resolving the deficit and debt involved growing the economy by building on our current job growth. Not only will an increase in job growth deal with the deficit and debt, it will address issues with the “entitlement” programs. In sharing my thoughts with others, jerryab brought up an idea that offers promise and may settle the argument about taxing ”Job Creators.” I’ll share some of his thoughts here. For a full explanation, please follow the attached link. I appreciate jerryab’s willingness to look at different and innovative ways to resolve our issues. It is time our elected leaders expanded their horizons and thinking to incorporate solutions not based on ideology, but based on facts and what works for the country to enhance our growth. Thanks,Bob Claussen“I would add the following [in response to what was shared with jerry], which I wrote and posted some time ago. It does exactly what you stated needed to be done IF the claim "the wealthy create a lot of jobs in the US" is actually true. Perhaps that claim is NOT true? That would explain why conservatives do NOT want their claim to be tested and then exposed as a lie with irrefutable facts documented by the IRS over a number of years....”“Use tax benefits (= "tax cut") to offset tax increases exclusively on the wealthy only if they create jobs in the US (additional benefits can be offered at the state level by the states if they should choose to do so). Tax benefits are only available for full-time jobs, hiring part-time workers will not be rewarded with this tax benefit.”“If the wealthy do create additional jobs (as alleged), they will be rewarded with tax benefits and profits from their business ventures. That is the definition of a ‘business friendly’ environment.”“If the wealthy do not create additional jobs in the US, that is their choice. They simply pay more in taxes here to offset their choice of creating jobs elsewhere (or not at all). That is fair for everyone.”“It's not personal, it's business.”• http://boards.fool.com/fiscal-cliff-debt-ceiling-30429335.as... Record of Sent Times:President Barack Obama Sent Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:48 PMVice President Joe Biden Sent Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:51 PMThe Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House Sent Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:54 PMThe Honorable Eric Cantor, Majority Leader Sent Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:11 PM The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip (Unable to Contact) The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader (Unable to Contact)The Honorable Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip Sent Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:56 PMSenator Dan Inouye, President Pro Tempore Sent Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:58 PMSenator Harry Reid, Majority Leader Sent Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:59 PMSenator Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Sent Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:02 PMSenator Sherrod Brown Sent Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:04 PMSenator Rob Portman Sent Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:06 PMRepresentative Steve Stivers Sent Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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