Rep Allen West Statement “If you decide that your future includes 4 more years of Barack Hussein Obama

by Congressman Allen West on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Happy Tax Day America…and remember, if you decide that your future includes another four years of President Barack Hussein Obama, you will experience the largest tax increase in American history starting 1 January 2013.Tax Day is not just a day for requiring American citizens to cut their annual check to Uncle Sam; it is an opportunity to highlight a series of facts and figures to examine the merits of U.S. tax policy.  Given the recent increased discussion surrounding tax reform, this information can assist in determining the most prudent direction to pursue reform:

The Impact of the President’s “Buffett Rule” Proposal:

  • President’s proposed tax increase would require Americans making over $1 million per year to pay an effective tax rate of at least 30%. The President stated of the Buffett Rule “…if applied to our tax code, could raise enough money” to “stabilize our debt and deficits for the next decade…This is not politics; this is math.”
  • According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Buffett Rule would raise $47 billion over ten years.  The President’s budget calls for adding $6.7 trillion to the national debt.  The Buffett Rule would cover ½ of 1 percent of the President’s spending plan.
  • If the government collects the Buffett Rule tax for 250 years, it would not cover the Obama deficit for 2011 alone.
  • The Buffett rule would pay for 17 days of the President’s deficit spending over the next 10 years.
  • The House passed Republican budget lowers the debt 62 times more than the Buffett Rule.


The Complex, Inefficient, and Inequitable  Internal Revenue Code:

  • Americans are taxed too much and too often.  The average American employee will work 107 out of the 365 days per year to pay federal, state, and local taxes.  29.3% percent of their year is spent working for the government.
  • In 1955 there were 409,000 words in the entire tax code.  There are now 3.8 million words in the tax code.
  • There are at least 480 tax forms on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) web site.  As a result of this complexity, it takes 300,000 trees each year to create and distribute all necessary tax forms.
  • To deal with such a convoluted code, the IRS employs 114,000 people.  That is double the amount of employees at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and five time the amount of employees at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • Americans have been working countless hours to comply with our nation’s burdensome tax code, 6.1 billion hours a year according to the National Taxpayer Advocate.


The Tax Code and American Competitiveness:

  • On April 1, 2012 the United States claimed the mantle of having the highest statutory corporate tax rate in the world at 39.2%.
  • According to the World Bank, there have been 133 major corporate tax cuts globally since 2006.  None of which were enacted by the U.S.
  • Of the 33 non-U.S. Organization of Economic Cooperative Development (OECD) countries, 28 cut their corporate rate during the past ten years while two had no change.
  • 2012 marks the 21st year in which the U.S. corporate tax rate has been above the average of OECD nations.

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Rep Allen West signs on with H.R.3168 – Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act of 2011

Via twitter from Congressman Allen West 11/3/11 “I just met a woman whose son was killed by an illegal while she was deployed. Truly reprehensible- I’m signing on to”

Sponsored by Rep Walter Jones (R) (NC)

Co-Sponsored by: Rep Joe Walsh (R) Rep Brian Bilbray (R) Rep Mo Brooks (R) Rep Dana Rohrabacher

To make payments by the Department of Homeland Security to a State contingent on a State providing the Federal Bureau of Investigation with certain statistics, to require Federal agencies, departments, and courts to provide such statistics to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and to require the Federal Bureau of Investigation to publish such statistics

10/12/2011–Introduced.Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act of 2011 – Prohibits the payment of funds to a state or its political subdivisions under any program or activity administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unless such state:
(1) compiles statistics on persons arrested, charged, convicted of a crime, or incarcerated by such state, including the immigration status and country of origin of such persons and the crimes for which such persons were arrested, charged, convicted, or incarcerated;
(2) reports such statistics monthly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and
(3) certifies compliance with the requirements of this Act. Requires each federal agency to compile similar statistics and report on such statistics monthly to the FBI. Requires the FBI to annually publish all statistics reported under this Act as a separate data collection of its Uniform Crime Reports.

To read more detail on this House Resolution, click here: Open Congress