Tea Party Boise lauds Labrador's vote against last week's 'fiscal cliff' deal

In its January newsletter, Tea Party Boise says Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, "is the only one who not only Talks the Talk but Walks the Walk."

Labrador opposed the deal that lowered income tax rates for all taxpayers excepting individual income over $400,000 and couples over $450,000. The rest of the Idaho's all-GOP delegation -- Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Rep. Mike Simpson -- supported the compromise. Labrador said no deal was better than the deal, which ultimately passed the House despite most Republicans voting no.

Here's the item from the newsletter, in full:

The liberal media have been beating up on Congressman Labrador because of his conservative “NO” vote on the Fiscal Cliff. We at Tea Party Gem State would like to extend our congratulations and applaud the only representative from Idaho to do what the people have asked him to do. Congressman Labrador is the only one who not only Talks the Talk but Walks the Walk.

Once again we find that some of our representatives still don’t get it. The Fiscal Cliff compromise is no com- promise at all it is actually very one sided and will increase the national debt by 4 trillion dollars by the year 2020. We would like to admonish those representatives who voted yes and helped to sink us further into the fiscal debt abyss. All we can say that if that’s the best deal you could cut you all need a lesson in the art of negotiation. There’s an old saying. When you dig a hole so deep you can’t get out of it. STOP DIGGING. Maybe if we write, call and send e-mails to these representatives and let them know our feelings, they may step up to the plate when it comes time to raise the debt limit and negotiate some real spending cuts with the President. (Links to their offices are on the first page of this letter.)

Just convince them that the Flat Earth will fall on them...

That might keep them among themselves and muted.

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Problems with Fiscal Cliff Deal

Labrador was not only courageous; he was right.

There are several problems with the so-called "Fiscal Cliff" deal:

1) Raising tax rates only gets you revenue in the first 1-2 years. Then people adjust and the revenue goes down. So, a 10-year projection that fails to include a change in behavior is not serious.

Look, people got hit with new payroll taxes, new Medicare taxes (from Obamacare) and other fees. Raising tax rates causes businesses NOT to spend their money to cover higher tax liabilities. That means less expansion and fewer new hires.

2) Failure to deal with spending means more debt and less choice in the future. Our youth are going to be saddled with unfunded liabilities and growing interest payments -- all on top of the current cost of government. This will make them poorer.

3) We need to create opportunity through economic growth. We've got kids coming out of college facing a bad job scene because regulations are slowing down growth. Companies have to put their money into complying with rules, instead of hiring people.

There are certain things government must do. But first, we've got to make sure we can cover the cost of government. We owe it to the next generation.

Thank you, Steve

Let's give all of you who supported Raul do vocally...

a HUD contract to live in a bare, dead tree. You all might need to be bred out like the Neanderthals.

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Apple users, run the Gig of RAM your PC needs to have and read the dumb tech white papers, wrinkle your forehead and buy more food and toilet paper with the difference. The internet is a piece of junk anyway and your cats know this.