TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER WANTS TO HEAR CONSTITUENT CONCERNS ABOUT THE FISCAL CLIFF!!!
A quick bit of community notice for tonight . . .
CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER IS CALLING FOR COMMUNITY DISCUSSION OF THE UPCOMING FISCAL CLIFF CRISIS!!!
Check the latest message to constituents:
Congressman Cleaver's Questionnaire: I Want to Hear From You
Unless Congress acts, hitting the so-called “fiscal cliff” would have a devastating impact on our community, raising taxes, slashing funding to our schools and ending unemployment compensation.
As you know, I believe it is in reaching out and finding compromise that we find a way to move forward, keep our economy on the right track, and increase employment for hardworking people in Missouri’s Fifth District. I remain committed to the notion that ALL Americans should receive a tax cut on incomes up to $250,000. I also believe Social Security is an earned benefit, not an entitlement and should not be included in any talks of cuts.
According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, going over the fiscal cliff would raise the unemployment rate from 7.9% to 9.1 % in the coming year. We cannot let this happen. We have seen 30 consecutive months of steady private sector job growth and our economy is rebounding. Under sequestration, many agencies would face dramatic cuts that would not be efficient or strategic. This would result in a loss of jobs, and a loss of the ability to serve critical functions that make a real difference in people’s lives.
There are tough decisions ahead that need to be made. This is not a time for political games, harsh partisanship, or digging in and refusing to listen to valid ideas brought to the table. The proverbial can cannot be kicked down the road any longer.
What do you think Congress should do to avoid these cuts?
CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY AND SEND OPINION THE WAY OF CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER!!!
And believe it or not, polls indicate the GOP is taking a beating on this issue.
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