Looming deadline

Congressman Jim Matheson
2012-11-17 13:09:57
If you are having trouble viewing this E-newsletter, please visit [matheson.congressnewsletter.net/mail/util.cfm for the Web Version. Congressman Jim Matheson, 2nd Congressional District of Utah Dear Friend, Important discussions about taxes, spending cuts and the economy are now underway. Congress must act before Dec. 31st in order to avoid the so-called �fiscal cliff�. Most economists believe that if a pending� $500 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax increases occurs, the economy will fall back into a recession. I believe there is some common ground from which to start the discussion.� People on both sides of the aisle agree that America�s corporate tax rate should be adjusted to help US businesses compete in the global economy.� Both sides agree on the need to fix the alternative minimum tax so that increasing numbers of middle class families aren�t ensnared.� To lower the deficit, significant spending cuts �reflecting shared sacrificemust occur over time. Spending cuts should be made in a way that reflects priorities. It has been more than 25 years since our tax code saw a major overhaul.� The world economy has changed dramatically in that time.� I believe that leaders in both parties can and should come together in the spirit of bipartisanship to reform the tax system in a way that is fairer, simpler and more transparent.� Until that happens, I believe the expiring tax cuts should be extended, so family and small business budgets are not suddenly and drastically affected. Most Utahns that I talked to over the past few months expressed frustration with the partisan squabbling and bickering. They said it�s important for us to roll up our sleeves and work towards solutions, for the good of our country.� That�s the approach I take on this job and with so much at stake for our economy, there is no time to waste. As always, I�m very interested to hear what you think.� Please take a moment to complete the following brief survey and share your view. Sincerely, [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/images/user_images/JM_signature.gif] U.S. Representative 2nd District of Utah Survey/Question [survey] Tell a Friend* Survey/Question [survey] [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/common/images/sn-digg.gif]Share on Digg [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/common/images/sn-facebook.png]Share on Facebook [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/common/images/sn-linkedin.png]Share on LinkedIn [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/common/images/sn-twitter.png]Share on Twitter [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/common/images/sn-gplus.png]
November 17, 2012

Dear Friend,

Important discussions about taxes, spending cuts and the economy are now underway. Congress must act before Dec. 31st in order to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff”. Most economists believe that if a pending  $500 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax increases occurs, the economy will fall back into a recession.

I believe there is some common ground from which to start the discussion.  People on both sides of the aisle agree that America’s corporate tax rate should be adjusted to help US businesses compete in the global economy.  Both sides agree on the need to fix the alternative minimum tax so that increasing numbers of middle class families aren’t ensnared.  To lower the deficit, significant spending cuts –reflecting shared sacrifice—must occur over time. Spending cuts should be made in a way that reflects priorities.

It has been more than 25 years since our tax code saw a major overhaul.  The world economy has changed dramatically in that time.  I believe that leaders in both parties can and should come together in the spirit of bipartisanship to reform the tax system in a way that is fairer, simpler and more transparent.  Until that happens, I believe the expiring tax cuts should be extended, so family and small business budgets are not suddenly and drastically affected.

Most Utahns that I talked to over the past few months expressed frustration with the partisan squabbling and bickering. They said it’s important for us to roll up our sleeves and work towards solutions, for the good of our country.  That’s the approach I take on this job and with so much at stake for our economy, there is no time to waste.

As always, I’m very interested to hear what you think.  Please take a moment to complete the following brief survey and share your view.


Sincerely,

U.S. Representative
2nd District of Utah

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