A Boca Raton Orthodontist is offering his opinions, including suggested solutions, to the looming "fiscal cliff". Dr. Kawa, an orthodontist in South Florida, suggests the top 2% patches the wound while Congress stops the bleeding.
BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
The top 2% gives the full 4.6 percent tax increase being asked of them, but in return for this accepted tax increase, continuing members of Congress puts in writing by civil contract with America their already existing promise of cutting existing wasteful spending (defined by both parties) by $500 Billion per year for the next two years. Any individual member of Congress who signs on and betrays their pledge, would be subject to a fine paid personally (rather than just force America to pay) AND agrees to withdraw permanently from Congress even if elected, effective Jan 1, 2015. Dr. Kawa has spent the time to research this proposal and states it would be both binding and enforceable.
NO BUDGET/ NO PAY RULE:
Members of Congress have often regarded themselves as above the law and unaccountable while Americans remain accountable and penalized for failure, explains Dr. Kawa. Lets hold them accountable and suggest for them what they refuse to suggest for themselves, which is accountability and transparency. This should also include a running scoreboard of cuts they've made to date available on the Internet, also specifying names of who voted for or against those cuts.
Dr. Kawa is also a believer in the no budget / no pay rule. In violation of the existing law on the books since 1974, Congress has failed to pass a budget for 4 years but they get paid anyway and suffer no consequence. Not only should they be subject to legal consequences for breaking their own laws, but he also proposes they don't get paid unless they agree on a budget. If most Americans have one, why shouldn't they?
GOV'T BUDGET ILLUSTRATED AS A FAMILY's BUDGET:
An example provided by Dr. Kawa illustrates just how out of control our Government spending actually is.
If our govt budget were a family budget, here's what it would be. There have been 8 zeros removed from each number to put it in proportion:
Family income $21,700
Money spent this year $38,200
New debt on credit card$16,500
Balance on credit card $164,000
Budget cuts so far $385
We need to realize that you can't spend what you don't have as we borrow 46 cents on every dollar. We also need to acknowledge the rule of holes...when you're in one, stop digging.
THE "FAIR SHARE" :
History shows us that you can't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer. In regards to the "fair share", consider this; 50 percent of everyone in this country pays an average of 1/50 of 1 percent of the Federal income taxes. The top 2% pay 50% or 2,500 times as much per person. How much more would make it their "fair share"?
The top 2% pays 250,000% as much of the taxes as the average percentile in the bottom half of all Americans. If the contribution of the average American in the bottom half of our country were represented by the thickness of a penny, that contribution percentage-wise of the top 2% could be represented by the height of the Empire State Building plus 20 feet. Again, how much more should it be proposed they pay in order to level the playing field and make it their fair share? History shows that when you increase the tax rates, you decrease the total amount of revenue the government collects.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
If you agree with Dr. Kawa's ideas to have the top 2% pay the full additional amount being asked of just them in exchange for holding Congress accountable with a fine and resignation effective Jan 1, 2015 for failure to keep their now existing promise then please sign our petition at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/fiscal-cliff-solution/gL0ll4NW?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl
Call the Capitol at 202-224-3121 to tell your Congressman and Senator to visit our website as well at BalanceOurNation.com
Visit our YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JyWr8U0fhU&feature=player_embedded
Dr. Larry Kawa
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