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  • TPA: Obamacare is Largest Tax Increase in American History

    David Williams on June 28, 2012

    Alexandria, Va. - Taxpayers Protection Alliance president David Williams today released the below statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Healthcare Act.  "Obamacare today became the largest tax increase in American history. The health care law has nearly doubled in cost from $940 billion to $1.76  trillion and taxpayers deserve nothing less than full repeal and defunding by Congress. American taxpayers can't afford the tax increases in the law and seniors can't afford the reckless and irresponsible Medicare cuts in Obamacare."  Williams is currently on the road with the 60 Plus Association's Healthcare  Freedom bus tour where he has been talking to seniors about the healthcare reform law and how they will be impacted by the Supreme Court's decision.

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  • The Fiscal and Physical Health of Selling Spectrum

    David Williams on March 5, 2012

    The issue of government owned spectrum is a debate that has been raging for many years but fiscal and technological urgency have driven the issue closer and closer to the headlines.  As part of the payroll tax cut legislation, there was a provision to sell certain parts of the spectrum to “pay” for the cost of the legislation*.  A couple weeks ago CNN did a week long report on the spectrum crunch.  According to Part 1 of the series, “The U.S. mobile phone industry is running out of the airwaves necessary to provide voice, text and Internet services to its customers.  The problem, known as the ‘spectrum crunch,’ threatens to increase the number of dropped calls, slow down data speeds and raise customers' prices. It will also whittle down the nation's number of wireless carriers and create a deeper financial divide between those companies that have capacity and those that don't.”

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  • It is Time to Look at Every Agency for Spending Cuts

    on January 6, 2012

    President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced a new Defense strategy on January 5, 2012.  The new strategy involves hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts.  The mysteries in these cuts are the specifics.  According to the Austin Business Journal, “President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gave few specifics about program cuts at the U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] during a briefing Thursday on DOD’s strategy…”  This is problematic because as much as the Pentagon budget needs to be cut, it should be done responsibly with the Pentagon still having the ability to meet the defense needs of the country.  In addition to the Defense cuts, President Obama should also require all federal agencies to do the same and come up with target cuts.

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  • Trick or Treat! Healthcare and the Food and Drug Administration

    on October 28, 2011


    This Trick or Treat highlights Healthcare and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Without a doubt, the biggest trick played on taxpayers was the passage of Obamacare.  As part of Obamacare, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a panel of 15 “experts” to slow the growth of Medicare, was passed.  IPAB will be a board of 15 unelected members who, according to the American Medical Association, would “extend Medicare solvency and reduce spending growth through the use of a spending target system and fast-track legislative approval process.”  In reality, IPAB will be nothing more than a way to ration health care for seniors.  Even though the FDA is “responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation,’ the FDA is quickly becoming the silent killer of the economy and the free market. WARNING!! We repeat, we advise strong parental guidance because some material may not be suitable for children since they are the ones that will ultimately be paying for these tricks.

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  • The Food and Drug Administration Needs to Tread Lightly With Any New Regulations

    David Williams on August 30, 2011

    The federal government is obsessed with controlling behavior, and despite President Obama’s call to repeal regulations with a projected cost of more than $1 billion, the federal government is also obsessed with regulating businesses, large and small.  One program that symbolized the obsession with controlling behavior was the creation and the expansion of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (see previous blog post).  Now, as part of an all-out assault on one industry through regulation, the federal government has its sights on new smokeless tobacco products.  Smokeless tobacco comes in many forms and most are probably most familiar with chewing tobacco or snuff.  But there are two new forms of smokeless tobacco that show quite a bit of promise for smoking cessation, e-cigarettes and nicotine lozenges.

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  • Washington Plays Familiar Blame Game in Wake of Credit Downgrade

    David Williams on August 8, 2011

    By now, most people inside and outside the beltway have heard that Standard and Poors (S&P) has downgraded the United States’ credit rating.  In short, it means that, according to S&P, investing in the United States is riskier today than it has ever been.  Like any good crisis, both sides of the political aisle are blaming the other side for the downgrade.  Republicans have called for the resignation of Secretary Treasurer Tim Geithner and Democrats have blamed the Tea Party for the downgrade with the Vice President of the United of the States agreeing with a characterization that the Tea Party acts like terrorists.

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  • Debt Ceiling Negotiations: Time for Real Spending Cuts and Not Tax Increases

    David Williams on July 8, 2011

    New unemployment numbers were released today (July 8) and the bad news is that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.2 percent.  This number was released smack dab in the middle of the negotiations on raising the debt ceiling and just 48 hours before a rare Sunday meeting between members of Congress and the President as they try to hammer out a deal on raising the debt ceiling. Fiscal conservatives are staking their ground by insisting on spending cuts without tax increases while others keep the door open to tax increases.  Rumors have been leaked about Republicans accepting a deal that would include an increase in revenues.  Now is not the time to burden the taxpayers with more taxes.  That is why it is imperative to tell your member of Congress to stop the over spending and demand real spending cuts and no tax increases.  Call the main switchboard of the Capitol at 202-224-3121.

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  • The Debt Clock is Ticking: Tell Congress to Make Real Spending Cuts NOW!

    David Williams on July 4, 2011

    July 4th is a time to reflect and be thankful and proud of everything that America has to offer.  This year July 4 has also come to symbolize a monumental struggle to get serious about spending cuts as Congress and the President debate raising the debt ceiling.  Fiscal conservatives are staking their ground by insisting on spending cuts without tax increases while others keep the door open to tax increases.  With a $14.3 trillion debt, a projected deficit of $1.5 trillion, and unemployment at 9 percent, Americans are well are of the impending financial crisis.  Tell Congress to stop the over spending and demand no tax increases and real spending cuts NOW!  Call the main switchboard of the Capitol at 202-224-3121.


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  • The Debt Clock is Ticking: Tell Congress to Make Real Spending Cuts NOW!

    David Williams on June 29, 2011

    The country is struggling to recover from one of the worst economic downturns in American history and unemployment is still more than 9 percent.  Politicians in Washington seem oblivious to reality while they struggle to institute real spending cuts as the impending debt ceiling limit is reached and the country is faced with a potential massive financial crisis.  With a $14.3 trillion debt and a projected deficit of $1.6 trillion, Americans are well are of the impending financial crisis.  Tell your member of Congress to stop the over spending and demand real spending cuts NOW!  Call the main switchboard of the Capitol at 202-224-3121.

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