The Real Story needs to be told

Re: It’s story time for Nugent by Paulette Lash Ritchie

Mr. Richard Nugent got back to his roots as he states after reading to first graders at Weeki Wachee K-8.  He read a book about our system of legislating using the characters in the book as House Mice and Senate Mice. What he didn’t realize is the portrayal used exemplifies most representatives in Washington mice or in some cases rats.

Mr. Nugent (Mr. Mouse) sponsored a bill with no co-sponsors to take away federal funding from National Public Radio a service which educates the American Public. (H. Res 174) in consideration of HR 1076 which had already accomplished this without the additional expenditures for newly purchased radio content. Passed 236-181 this legislature would have no effect on our deficit.

Mr. Nugent (Mr. Mouse) voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act HR 2 PPACA (Obama Care). Apparently, Mr. Nugent didn’t read the Congressional Budget offices letter to speaker of the house John Boehner or he couldn’t understand the affects of HR 2 would have on the deficit. In a letter dated Feb. 18th 2011 the congressional budget office and the joint committee on taxation stated that “Impact on the Federal Budget in the First Decade CBO and JCT estimate that, on balance, the direct spending and revenue effects of enacting H.R. 2 would cause a net increase in federal budget deficits of $210 billion over the 2012-2021 period (see Table 1).1 By comparison, last March CBO and JCT estimated that enacting PPACA and the health-related provisions of the Reconciliation Act would reduce federal deficits by $124 billion over the 2010-2019 period”. He voted to increase deficits.

Mr. Nugent (Mr. Mouse) voted in favor of a Fair Tax legislature HR 25 eliminating the Income tax an average of 4.7% on a medium household income of 32,572 a year in Hernando county and Payroll tax 4.25% currently and establishes a 23% national sales tax on all goods and service but excludes taxes on intangible property such as copyrights, trademarks, patents, goodwill, financial instruments, securities, commercial paper, debts, notes and bonds, and other property deemed intangible at common law. What Mr. Nugent fails to tell the public that this bill will increase taxes on families considered middle class and at the poverty level? This tax will be in addition to the current 6.25% State and Local sales tax paid in Hernando County, School and Fire District Real Estate Taxes. If you add The National Sales Tax State and Local sales tax only it’s a 29.25 % tax on what you spend including food, rent, and all services. But if you have a big portfolio with dividends and capital gains you won’t pay a dime. Thankfully, this bill did not pass and was sent to the Ways and means committee (file 13).

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