“Yesterday, we asked you to tell us what losing $40 per paycheck would mean to you and your family if the House doesn’t pass the bipartisan payroll tax cut compromise by the end of this year,” a December 21 email from The White House began.
The response was truly overwhelming. Thousands of Americans have responded and we wanted to make sure you saw some of the responses that have poured in from across the country.
If you haven’t already, tell us what $40 means for you and your family, and see what it means for other Americans.
Sounds like a good idea, especially since, if he would just forego this latest in a series of luxury vacations the guy and his family never seems to be off of, Obama would be able to save $4 million at a time when so many ordinary working Americans are hurting, and refund $40 apiece to 100,000 taxpayers.
Click here to tell them what you would do with $40.
And check the sidebar slideshow to see how I responded to their invitation:
I could buy some 7.62×39 mm FMJ Ammo to go with an AK-type rifle just like the ones your Justice Department allowed to be walked into Mexico.
You’re right—this is not a game. And we WILL get to the bottom of it, stonewalling and damn lies from your administration notwithstanding.
I note they say they’ll “use a some of your stories publicly to help make the case for why the payroll tax cut is so important to working families.”
Any chance they’ll share mine? I guess I’ll just have to use hashtag #40dollars on Twitter along with the link to this column and share it myself…
Care to join me?
- A Journalist’s Guide to ‘Project Gunwalker’ for a complete list with links of independent investigative reporting and commentary done to date by Sipsey Street Irregulars and Gun Rights Examiner. Note to newcomers to this story: “Project Gunrunner” is the name ATF assigned to its Southwest Border Initiative to interdict gun smuggling to Mexico. “Project Gunwalker” is the name I assigned to the scandal after allegations by agents that monitored guns were allowed to fall into criminal hands on both sides of the border through a surveillance process termed “walking” surfaced.
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