Are You:

Are you tired of ..........

· Feeling like no one is fighting for working people?

· Ceos taking all our money?

· Corporations shipping our jobs out of the country?

· Companies escaping THEIR tax burden?

· Having no health care?

· Health care costs killing you?

· Making an economic decision to not utilize your Health Care?

· Having no retirement?

· Big business getting so big it seems to control everything?

· Gas prices with record profits for oil companies?

· Your hard work being exploited by a company?

· The banks exploiting the average hard working American?

· Being afraid to ask for a raise?

· The cost of living rising faster than your wages?

· Being laid off?

· Being over qualified for your job because you can't find a better paying one?

· Living pay check to pay check?

· Working in fear?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) challenged on taxes, oil subsidies

At a recent town hall meeting, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) spoke to constituents about a host of issues. Many in the audience expressed their frustration that Dent and his party are holding the nation’s economy hostage over tax cuts for the very wealthy.

At one point during the meeting, several constituents challenged Dent to explain why he won’t budge on raising taxes for the wealthy back to Clinton-era levels, while Democrats have made trillions in concessions on vital programs:
CONSTITUENT: Three percent, we’re just saying, three percent that they gave in 2001, ask those wealthy people who have been doing great, who are doing better than anyone else. Just ask them to give their fair share. That’s all these Middle Class people are saying. Don’t saddle us with all of it.
DENT: I meant to ask you, what should the income tax rate be since you want to raise the income tax.
CONSTITUENT: I think it’s fair to say, put the wealthy tax rates back to where they were before 2001. Not a big deal.
DENT: Which rates are you referring to? Seriously–
CONSTITUENT: Thirty nine to thirty five percent–
DENT: You just want to raise the rates straight up.
CONSTITUENT: On the wealthiest people! To fix our fiscal problems.
DENT: That’s small businesses in many cases– [audience boos]
CONSTITUENT: You guys are protecting your sacred cows. Your oil company subsidies, everybody understands that. Just take ‘em, they don’t need them. The tax cuts for the extremely wealthy, they’re doing great, they don’t need them. You can’t come to us and say, ‘We’re going to take your Medicare away because we don’t think it’s working for you.’ [...] That’s why your boys [Republican leadership] are walking out of the room. They say take these off the table. Tell Mr. Cantor to put them back on the table.


  1. This is from Teamsterwood

    Can you belive that jack ass standing there tring to tell his constituents that the wealthy need more tax cuts!!! We should all start attending town hall meeting and making our voices heard!!!!!

  2. This politician just shows how powerful corporations and their money have become. Republican and Democratic politicians are guilty because both parties dont listen to what the majority of their constituents want.

  3. I asked you Congressman Dent to help me fight the injustice I suffered at Tobyhanna Ary Depot, not, not your staff did anything to help me. I was denied promotions, bloody sanitary napkins in coffee mug, desk knocked over. I feel you are full of hot air and a waste of time. Sorry, but I am telling the truth.

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