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Must Not Sacrifice Liberty for Security

“For each new law enacted, 10 other laws must be repealed.” - Lewis V. Hall

I cringe whenever I hear about any new legislation, since I feel I have lost a little more of my liberty. It is my opinion that any legislation spawned by horrible tragedy most often results in poor public policy in the long term. Remember, “Liberty once lost is lost forever” – John Adams

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Mike Simpson responds!

I sent letter to Mike Simpson a few weeks ago.

Today I got a reply:

Congressman Mike Simpson
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December 19, 2012
Dear Lewis:
Thank you for contacting me regarding efforts to extend existing tax rates for individuals under a certain income level while allowing rates to go up on January 1, 2012, as currently scheduled for those who make more than a certain level. I appreciate hearing from you and having the opportunity to respond.

“Fiscal Cliff” political maneuvering?

Text of letter sent to Rep. Mike Simpson on Dec 5, 2012.

(Represents Idaho’s 2nd congressional district)

Mike Simpson

Dear Mr. Simpson,

News sources today report your statement as: ““I wouldn’t have a problem with letting those tax rates go up,” provided they are coupled with spending cuts, Representative Mike Simpson said.”

Please reconsider. You represent one of the most fiscally conservative districts in the nation. You Continue reading