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Thank you very much for the National Debt, rising faster than at any time in America’s history, currently at $13,624,573,429,571.96 and rising at 4.18 billion a day!

Thanks for leaving every citizen of the U.S. with a debt of $44,057.64 and since less than 50 percent of us now pay taxes, thanks for leaving US with a debt of $121.786.

Thanks for your supporting the $60B initial stimulus, the $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler, the additional $825B for economic recovery package, the $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. The Cash for Clunkers and the additional $2B for that program and the permanent death tax.

Thanks for all your efforts in voting 98 percent of the time with our “representatives in DC.”

State data shows that more than 10,000 workers are without jobs in Haverhill, Lawrence and Methuen. You took office in 2007. According to the U.S. Labor Department, the national unemployment rate was 4.7 percent. We now have the 14 straight months of over 9.5 percent. Lawrence has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 16.7 percent, Haverhill at 9.1 percent and Methuen at 9.9 percent, to name just a few!

Thanks for your vote on Obama Care before you ever read the bill! And the following documented increases hidden in the bill; 10 percent excise tax on indoor tanning services, elimination of the tax deduction for employers providing Medicare prescription drug coverage; doubling the penalty for spending money from your tax-free health savings account to 20 percent; capping the amount that employers can contribute to your tax-free flexible spending accounts at $2,500 a year; a 0.9 percent Medicare surtax to wages over $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples, along with a 3.8 percent Medicare tax on investment income of these individuals; the ability to deduct itemized medical expenses now at 10 percent of your income, instead of 7.5 percent; the employer mandate, which requires that all businesses with more than 50 employees offer approved health plans or pay a tax of $2,000 per employee.

Thanks for the “Cadillac tax” on high-value health plans: beginning in 2018, plans costing more than $10,200 for individuals or $27,500 for families at a 40 percent excise tax. (Except for YOU in Congress!)

Thanks for the mandate that requires everyone to purchase health insurance or pay a tax: starting in 2014 at $95 or 1 percent of gross income, whichever is greater, and maxes out in 2016 at the greater of $695 or 2.5 percent of income.

And the tax on homes sales that will go directly to Obama Care; thanks for that. In 2011 the W-2 tax form will be increased to show the value of whatever health insurance you are provided. It doesn’t matter if you’re retired. Your gross income WILL go up by the amount of insurance your employer paid for. You’ll be required to pay taxes on a larger sum of money.

And thanks for the new governmental jobs with Obama Care, 159 new governmental agencies to oversee the plan and the hiring of 11,000 additional IRS agents to target health insurance mandates.

Thanks for Cap and Trade, for the financial reform bill that NO ONE including its authors knows how it’ll work.

Thanks for voting to support undocumented immigrants earning citizenship. i.e. AMNESTY (Oct. 2007) and above all, thanks for your vote for your own congressional pay raise! (June 2009).

And lastly, thank you for not doing a budget and coming home before voting to keep the “Bush Tax Cuts” so a family of four earning $50,000 per year will pay more than $2,100 in higher taxes. A single mom earning $36,000 per year will pay over $1,100 more in taxes. Married senior citizens earning $40,000 per year will pay more than $1,400 in higher taxes.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Can you guess that you will not get MY vote on Nov. 2!

BRYAN DUMONT

Shirley

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