(By Wes Benedict, LP Executive Director)
Dear Friend of Liberty,
I’m sure you’ve seen the media reports of how President Obama and the Republicans are making deals for big increases in government spending (while keeping tax rates very high). Ethanol subsidies, more unfunded unemployment spending, etc.
About a week ago, Republican leader Mitch McConnell said, “I think the current [35%] tax rate is appropriate for our country.” No it isn’t, it’s way too high. In fact, I don’t think there should even be an income tax. Section 2.4 of the Libertarian Party Platform calls for the abolition of the IRS.
When I heard Republicans repeat the words “less government” on the campaign trail this year, I wasn’t fooled. I knew they were lying. I hope you weren’t fooled either.
Unlike the Republicans, we Libertarians believe in cutting government spending. In fact, we want to cut spending across the board — and that includes the military, Social Security, and Medicare. And we want to get rid of ethanol subsidies and other corporate welfare — while the Republicans vote to increase it.
In other news, our Chair, Mark Hinkle, came to D.C. this weekend. Robert Kraus (our Operations Director) and I immediately put him to work on the phones calling our top donors to help raise money for the party.
We’re still working to raise funds so we can afford to hire Travis Irvine and Nigel Lyons to produce video content for the LP.
We need to raise several thousand dollars more before feeling comfortable about starting on this.
Libertarian National Committee
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