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If you want to do what you can to kill this pestilential home-buyers’ tax credit…

…today is probably the day to make contact with your state’s U.S. Senators.

(Incidentally, if you want for your political communications to have maximum force, you have to do more than write a check. You’ll get double the impact is you make a photocopy of your check — and then mail the photocopy to your candidate’s opponent. This should be very effective over the next two years in “purple” districts.)

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  • The bad news: Tens of thousands of people, including IRS agents and including at least one four-year-old, fraudulently claimed the $8,000 first-time home-buyer’s tax credit. The good news? When these morons take over your health care, you’ll probably die before you suffer too terribly much…
  • Please do NOT extend the $8,000 tax credit

  • 6 comments

    6 Comments so far

    1. Al Lorenz October 28th, 2009 11:51 am

      I can’t think of a big government program my senators wouldn’t vote for. But, there are probably Senators who can be swayed.

    2. Sean Purcell October 28th, 2009 1:05 pm

      @Al
      I hear you, but we can’t just wait till the next election. If we want a change we have to at least try.

      @Greg
      I like the “photocopy check” idea. Might be worth adding a note to both mailings stating something like:
      “I don’t fund/vote Republican or Democrat. I don’t fund/vote parties. I fund/vote for the candidate who promises to ________.”(Fill in the blank: cut spending, stop bribing, reverse the government’s takeover of the economy, etc.) As long as you’re sending a check, tell ‘em how they can get another one. Seems to work for the lobbyists.

    3. Greg Swann October 28th, 2009 1:56 pm

      > As long as you’re sending a check, tell ‘em how they can get another one.

      Indeed. Nothing exceeds like excess.

    4. scott cowan October 28th, 2009 2:44 pm

      CNBC is reporting that the deal has been struck. It needs to be voted on but it looks like 8k until April 30th 2010 and 6,500k for step up buyers.

      Here is the link to the post with video.

      http://www.cnbc.com/id/33520633

    5. Thomas Johnson October 29th, 2009 6:13 am

      Love the photocopy idea. May I suggest printing it on pink paper? It’s the only way an incumbent can get a pink slip.

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