Thursday, March 13, 2008

Boyda praises budget for cutting taxes on Kansas families

Today the House of Representatives passed the 2009 budget today, and Congresswoman Nancy Boyda applauded the move, noting that it "increases federal funding for veterans, cuts taxes for middle-class Kansas families, and cracks down on wasteful spending."

Congresswoman Nancy Boyda (Kansas Second District) said, “I’ve always promised to vote to extend middle class tax relief, and today’s vote does exactly that. The last thing middle-class families can afford is to watch their tax cuts expire on President Bush’s schedule.”

The resolution rejects deep cuts in Medicare, veterans’ health care, and law enforcement programs proposed by the Administration. Boyda added, “The president’s budget would have left our nation less secure, our children further in debt, and our veterans without promised medical services.”

The resolution passed today by the U.S. House, H.Con.Res. 312, focuses on programs that will help our country today and tomorrow. It provides for:
  • the expansion of children’s health insurance coverage – up to $50 billion
  • reforms to protect access to care for Medicare beneficiaries
  • an increase in veterans’ funding by $3.6 billion over current levels
  • expanded investments in renewable energy programs and “green collar” job training

The budget also promotes math and science education, and extends tax cuts that target middle-income families. Specifically, the resolution calls for an increase in child tax credits, and it proposes extending tax relief for people who fall in the 10-percent tax bracket. These tax cuts were initially enacted by President Bush and the Republican Congress in 2000 but were set to expire in 2010.

So, now, at least, everyone has to agree the 110th Congress, controlled by Democrats, did one thing the 109th Congress, which was controlled by Republicans, never did: they just did their constitutional duty and passed a budget.

(Note: both Kansas Republican members of Congress voted against cutting taxes for middle-class American families. Just wanted to toss that in).

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Democrats didn't pass the budget. All they did was pass the budget resolution. There's a big difference. The resolution only maps out the blueprint for how the budget will look like. A resolution is successfully passed in every year, regardless of which party is in power.

Anonymous said...

no, that's not quite true...the Republicans past continuing resolutions over and over...they never passed a budget

Anonymous said...

You left out a couple of important facts. Yes the Democrates in congress did pass a budget resolution which is like the "play book" for their policy adgend other than that it means nothing until the both the Senate and house agree. What was not mentioned was the fact that by voting yes which 212 democrates and 0 republicans did was to give the following tax increases

Nearly 48 million married couples will be penalized with a $3,000 tax increase
Low-income families will be hit when the child tax credit is cut by $500 per child
Almost 18 million senior citizens will have to pay an extra $2,100 in taxes
About 27 million small-business owners will be strapped with a $4,000 tax increase
Reinstating the Death Tax will cost taxpayers an additional $180.6 billion

Anonymous said...

Regular Americans- like the vast majority of Kansans- will NOT see ANY tax increases.

Anonymous said...

"Reinstating the Death Tax will cost taxpayers an additional $180.6 billion"

You lost any shred of credibility that you had when you included that line of bullshit to your rant.

Anonymous said...

#1 Democrats does not have an "e" in it, I don't understand why such a significant number of Americans can't spell that word.

#2 It's not called the death tax you fucktard, it's called the estate tax.

Anonymous said...

sure expected political discussion on a higher plain than just cursing and name calling.

is that how people are treated that have a varying political opinion?

Anonymous said...

that's not an opinion, that's lying and misdirection...you weren't cursed at for an opinion.

Anonymous said...

"is that how people are treated that have a varying political opinion?"

If you're an ignorant lying asshole, I'm gonna call you an ignorant lying asshole. The Democratic party isn't gonna lie down when attacked by you republicans anymore. That's the way that it was for a long, long time, but not anymore. If you want to be treated with respect you should present facts, not republican propaganda.

Anonymous said...

Well for all you scatter brains that dont understand what all taxs breaks to expire is. Read this article from USATODAY
http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20080314/a_budget14.art.htm

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday rejected the idea of renewing many of President Bush's tax cuts as all three major presidential candidates interrupted their campaigns to vote. The House approved a budget blueprint that would raise taxes by $683 billion over the next five years.

Very simple to understand, and if you dont believe that Regular Americans taxes will not go up, you can keep on believe but you will know when your find out you get to pay an extra 3 grand in few years.

Anonymous said...

One more line from the USATODAY post.

"Obama and Clinton both promise to reverse Bush's tax cuts for wealthier taxpayers, but the Democratic budget they'll be voting for would allow income tax rates to go up on individuals making as little as $31,850 and couples earning $63,700 or more."

That is the same one Boyda just voted for.

Anonymous said...

notice, though...boyda's in the House, not the Senate...so you don't so much need to quote Senate stories to us.

the resolution boyda voted on lowered taxes for middle class kansans. if takes went up on rich people- good!

Anonymous said...

In the House, Democrats defeated a GOP plan that would have extended Bush's reductions. The Republican plan also would have eliminated the alternative minimum tax, which was originally designed years ago to make sure rich people pay at least some tax but now threatens more than 20 million additional taxpayers with increases averaging $2,000.
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I am sure none of those 20 million people though could be considered average Americans.

Tax Debt Relief said...

This is related to Tax Debt Reliefthat Boyda praises budget for cutting taxes on Kansas families. In my view every one must pay the taxes in time and no one should pay after due date. I suggest that there are different tax procedures in different countries. Every citizen must follow this.

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