"We need to reform the tax code so that we have a fair, comprehensive system that does encourage growth," said JoAnn Emerson, the Republican incumbent. "We need to test every federal regulation to determine its economic impact on the cost of doing business."
Mrs. Emerson has had nearly a decade and a half to act on her election year soundbites.
Why should ANYONE believe her this year?
So true , and she is one of the worst when it comes to saying one thing then doing another.
And still using Bill's last name after all these years of being married again............
Sadly this is the norm.
Example: term limits for Congress.
Sadly this is the normal posts by the Dem's. You ruined your reputation as "knowing how to pick them" two years ago. What a complete screw up that was was.
This criticism is fair in that Rep. Emerson is not yet a co-sponsor of H.R.-25. Perhaps someone should find a way to ask her why not? By the same token, candidate Sowers should be asked if he would become a co-sponsor, or even vote for it. I suspect he wouldn't, which should give the Democrats who criticize Emerson her some pause.
Name a politician who hasn't made empty promises.
-- Posted by Mark Rutledge on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 7:57 AM
There are other ways for tax reform besides the extremes of HR-25.
Such as, lumbrgfktr?
There are, indeed, several ways to skin that cat, but H.R. 25 is by far the most likely to make it out of committee. If you want Emerson to embark upon a quixotic quest to blaze her own trail with her own bill, fine. But lone rangers don't fare well in Congress. Congressman Emerson may indeed be a co-sponsor of alternative legislation, but I am not aware of such.
Can't speak for lumber, but the fairest way would be for the government to confiscate our paychecks, take what they deem is fair, and give back to us what is left.
On second thought, they already do that.
Maybe they could just confiscate our paychecks and keep them altogether and just send everyone a government check every month to live off of. Everyone gets the same amount of course. (With the exception of the politicians and beauracrats who will recieve a monthly bonus for babysitting the American citizen.)
As a member of Congress, all she can do is submit bill, sponsor bills, co-sponsor bills, and vote on them. She cannot guarantee passage.
That being said, if she has done any of those things, her promises are not 'empty' per se.
H.J. Resolution 9 (introduced 2/7/2001), Sponsor: Emerson (Mo -8) - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a balanced budget for the United States Government and for greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation.
H.R. 78 (introduced 1/3/2001) Sponsor: Emerson (Mo-8) - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a balanced budget for the United States Government and for greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation.
There are others, you can find them by Googling.
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