Friday, February 06, 2009

Dear Senator, Please Vote "no" on the Stimulas Bill

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Below is my letter, slightly modified from the draft on the Citizens Aganist Goverment Waste website.

The stimulas bill may be rammed through any day. Time is short. Please, if you have not written your Senator, do it.

Feb 6, 2009
Senator Lamar Alexander
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20510-4206

Dear Senator Alexander,

I am writing to express my opposition to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (S.1) and urge you to vote against thisso-called "economic stimulus" bill.

I am very concerned about the protectionist provision in this bill which I fear could trigger a trade war and turn the enconomic downturn into a full-blown long-term world-wide depression.

Adding $900 billion in government spending to the $1.2 trillion federal deficit already projected for this year will only pile additional debt onto the shoulders of my children and grandchildren.

This massive government spending spree will not stimulate economic growth. In fact, your own nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has concluded that more than half of the hundreds of billions of dollars ininfrastructure spending contained in the bill will not take place for more than two years -- long after economists predict, and we all hope, the current recession will have ended.

I urge you instead to create more incentives and opportunities forprivate-sector jobs and growth by cutting government spending and enacting across-the-board tax cuts for individuals and businesses. If passed as currently proposed, I fear this borrow-and-spend"stimulus" bill will waste record amounts of tax dollars,provide virtually no benefit to the economy, and only add to our nation's soaring liabilities. Please vote NO on S.1.

Mr. Rod Williams
street address
Nashville, TN 37203-5512

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