In the midst of all the discussions and politicking about the Economic Stimulus Package, it would be prudent not to be blinded by all the bright cable news lights and keep in mind that our money sits in many different pots. And some of those pots are leaking like sieves. In the current issue of Mother Jones magazine, David Cay Johnston has written a jaw dropping article entitled Fiscal Therapy. In it, Mr. Johnston spells out several ways existing regulations and tax laws could be rewritten to make things far more fair for tax paying citizens and allow money to flow into our state and federal coffers. If your more of an aural learner, here’s a link to an interview Mr. Johnston did on NPR’s Here and Now with Robin Young.
After reading the article or listening to the interview, you’re as ticked off as I am, please do as I did and contact your senators, congressional representative and the White House. If you do it by e-mail you can embed the link to the article.
Here’s what I e-mailed to our senators, congressman and the White House, via their contact pages:
I urge you and your staff to read the article by David Cay Johnston in the latest issue of Mother Jones magazine. ( http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2009/01/fiscal-therapy.html )
In the article, entitled "Fiscal Therapy", Mr. Johnston spells out several ways existing regulations and tax laws could be rewritten to make things far more fair for tax paying citizens and allow money to flow into our state and federal coffers.
Thank you for your service to our nation and for your attention to this very important matter.
Feel free to copy, paste and tweak the text to make it your own.
: : Here’s the link to the White House. Click on “Contact Us” in the upper right of the opening page. (You’ll have to shorten the message slightly.)
: : Do you need to find the contact information for your senators? Follow this link to the U.S. Senate and use the “Find Your Senators” search box in the upper right corner of the page.
: : Looking for your congressperson’s contact information? Click on this link to the U.S. House and enter your zip code in the upper left hand corner of the page.