Via email from Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, United States Senate
President Obama thinks we have given up.
Just days after the election, the President is calling for a massive tax hike on American small businesses. And, he thinks he has a “consensus” of Americans who will go along with his dangerous plans.
The President has been very clear about what he intends to do. In the coming weeks, he will try to use the “Lame Duck” session of Congress and the threat of the fiscal cliff to pressure Republicans to fall in line with his tax hikes. He thinks we will roll right over.
This election taught us that there is consensus on some core issues. The American people are all worried about the future. They know they need jobs, and that we need to fuel our recovery. And, they want Washington’s solutions to work, not hurt.
But, I see absolutely no consensus anywhere, save from the radical left, that we should hike taxes on our small business owners and stall this fragile economy.
A tax hike on American small businesses WILL kill jobs, it WILL stifle our fragile recovery and it WILL NOT work!
You see, an independent study by the highly respected accounting firm Ernst and Young estimates that President Obama’s tax hike plan would crush tens of thousands of small businesses and destroy 710,000 jobs.
Let’s be honest. I am sure you are disappointed with the results of last week's elections, as am I. But now is not the time to hang our heads.
The President is counting on us to sit on the sidelines during this fight so he can push through his tax hike agenda.
Well, I for one won’t go quietly along and watch American small businesses get thrown under the bus. I plan to Fight. And, I hope you will stand with me.
Please click here today to sign my pledge to Stand Up to Obama’s Small Business Tax Hike.
We must stand together at this critical time and let the President know that working together to solve our problems does NOT mean rolling over and allowing him to enact dangerous, devastating policies.
I am counting on your support. I hope you will stand up with me, for jobs, and for a brighter future for all Americans.
Mitch McConnell Republican Leader United States Senate
P.S. President Obama thinks he has us licked, but I know better. He is no doubt lining up pressure to force Congress to pass his small business ta hikes. Please sign your pledge TODAY to let Republicans and Democrats of good conscience know that we stand with them in opposing these job killing tax hikes.
The pledge itself reads:
WHEREAS, small businesses are the leading engine of American job growth, creating nearly 70 percent of all new jobs in our country;
WHEREAS, unemployment stands at 7.9 percent, with millions of Americans looking for work and the labor force participation rate at a 30-year low;
WHEREAS, President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on thousands of small businesses would result in the loss of over 700,000 jobs at a time when can not afford to lose opportunity;
YES, I will stand with Senator Mitch McConnell FOR American small business owners and AGAINST job killing tax hikes.
Let McConnell and Senate and House Republicans know you stand with them against Obama's proposal of over a trillion in tax hikes.