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Don't Hold The Payroll Tax Cut Hostage To A Dirty, Dangerous Pipeline
[123658:122811] C.S., Waitsfield, VT
Give the human race a chance to learn to live in harmony with our planet Earth. Please do not continue to destroy our planet for a heavily flawed short term attempt to create energy. The loss is irreparable and not worth the final blow impact to our global climate. Let us heal the planet from human destruction and save the beautiful places that remain. We must change to live more lightly and within our boundaries of what is in harmony with our home planet. Reject the KeystoneXL Pipeline and let the boreal forests remain intact.
[095939:122611] J.M., Eatontown, NJ
Two yrs. ago the Bush family (OIL) bought land in Paraguay which has water underneath it. At the time I didn't make the connection but as time goes by and OIL COMPANIES pollute our water supplies, it's very possible in a generation or two the Bush family will be selling us barrels of water comparable to the exhorbitiant price we are now paying for oil
[130457:122211] v.c., Longview, WA
Again the corporate controlled republicon lackeys are holding the american working class people hostage. They get their exorbitant tax breaks but disallow others a break unless allowed to continue destroying the environment with another dirty pipeline instead of researching and investing in alternative methods or fuels. If allowed to get their way, guess who will pay for this endeavor - you, the consumer with increased gas prices.
[062728:122211] J.A., Whitestone, NY
Don't Hold The Payroll Tax Cut Hostage To A Dirty, Dangerous Pipeline. The Payroll Tax Cut shouldn't be held hostage to anything. It needs to be passed with no strings attached and if it's not, those members who vote against it will be held accountable in the next election.
[194611:122111] A.C., Attleboro, MA
WHAT KIND OF REPRESENTATIVES WOULD HOLD 99% OF ITS CONSTITUENTS HOSTAGE OVER ANY BUSINESS PLAN LET ALONE ONE FRAUGHT WITH POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES! SHAME ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, TRULY UNREPRESENTATIVE OF THE VERY PEOPLE WHO, IN HONEST ENDEAVOR, VOTED THEM INTO OFFICE.
[161348:122111] J.M., Saint Clair Shores, MI
STOP THE KEYSTONE XL FOR GOOD!!!! VETO ANY BILL THAT HAS APPROVAL IN IT. SAVE OUR PLANET!
[144940:122111] R.T., Tacoma, WA
There are other ways to create needed jobs than to hold good policy hostage to bad environmental destruction. Let's get on with the work you were elected to do for the PEOPLE, NOT for CORPORATE interests! Routing a precarious pipeline over the already depleted Ogallala Aquifer spells "TROUBLE"! R Thurston
[043811:122111] A.M., Yorktown, VA
I'd like to see the Payroll Tax Cuts voted as a stand-alone up or down vote. I am sick and tired of government-by-blackmail/hostage taking. This is not how our democracy is supposed to work.
The Keystone Pipeline has NOTHING to do with payroll tax cuts or the extension of unemployment benefits. These issues should not be linked.
Please listen to the majority of Americans polled who overwhelmingly want the wealthiest among us to pay just a teeny, tiny bit more in taxes on INCOME over $1 Million. Many of these people themselves say it is the right thing to do and are willing to pay more to help the great country that provided them the opportunity to do so well.
[145520:122011] j.s., Aurora, IL
what can I do to help congress do the right thing for the American people?
[075400:122011] H.M., Charlotte, NC
Heather D Marshall
[214440:121911] L.K., Stuart, FL
I've seen enough Republican idiocy to gag a maggot. I hope the Conference Committee turns into a real Come-to-Jesus meeting. NO pipeline, YES to the tax on the super-rich, and a spanking for John Boehner.
[120739:121911] C.G., Towson, MD
It is indecent to put those two issues together when they should be decided on their right.
[084042:121911] S.C., Bartonsville, PA
The Payroll Tax Cut will provide much needed revenue to working class families. This money will be spend on necessary goods and services that will help the economy. We don,'t need dirty oil to increase global warming and harm the environment. I have lived long enough to have hear the false claims and promises of thousands of jobs. Clean renewal energy such as wind and solar will create jobs. Additionally, infrastructure repair will also create jobs without causing harm to the environment.
[035535:121911] J.J., Ypsilanti, MI
I am willing to give up the payroll tax cut to stop the XL pipeline and to not extend the tax cuts for the wealthy. The encouragement of oil addiction and devastation that will come from the pipeline and the loss of revenue from not fairly taxing those that can most afford it far outweigh the few jobs on the pipeline and short term assistance of the payroll holiday.
[015806:121911] F.K., Jeannette, PA
"Don't Hold The Payroll Tax Cut Hostage To A Dirty, Dangerous Pipeline."
[172955:121811] J.E., Pittsburgh, PA
The pipeline benefits large corporations at the expense of the vast majority of citizens. We do not want the pollution from this ugly, dirty pipeline: our land and air are too precious and already very damaged. The jobs that might be created are not worth the damage to our natural resources. Clean-up will be at taxpeyer expense: the corporations will take the money and run when the environment becomes damaged.
[165236:121811] M.B., Berkeley, CA
Do people really know what this "Payroll tax cut" is? It is their retirement money they are supposed to be putting away now. It is Social Security and Medicare. Double-speak. How easily it is to dupe the American people. They are so used to sound bytes...they stop thinking and reasoning and it really scares me. When will we get people in office...in high places who speak the truth and have the needs of the ordinary people at heart? What a choice! Deprive people of their saving toward their retirement or pollute the nation with a huge pipeline coming down from Canada all through the center of our country which should be obsolete by now. How can we coninue to mine for oil and coal and gas, all of which are killing us and our planet. What is the matter with everyone? Put America to work creating solar panels on EVERYTHING...public transportation and get the cars off the road...home heating, business machines. O what's the use?
The corruption is ubiquitous. I feel more hopeless now than ever before and I hit 83 in a month. Yet those wonderful people in the Occupy movement do give me hope. No leaders. No platform. Cooperating. Sharing. Doing the hard thing for us...all of us...America...to save it from itself.
[163230:121811] B.S., Washburn, WI
Be reasonable and responsible. Don't leave a mess that you can't possibly clean up. If corporations are truly people, then aren't they liable for damaging the property ( and clean water) of others?
[151916:121811] D.S., Tulsa, OK
Adding unrelated items to other bills should not be allowed. The possibiltity of losing this tax cut has me scared silly. If we lose this cut, it will mean that we literally will not be able to pay all our monthly bills, and I know others like us and some much worse. This is infinitely bad policy, especially in an election period. It amazes me that these Congressional members can be that heartless, while large corps. rake in huge profits and hand out huge bonuses. They appear to have no compassion and also appear to forget that they work for US. They are supposed to be there to do what is best for us, not protect big business and billionaires. Eliminating this tax cut will throw many more homes into forclosure and personal bankruptcies. This is supposed to help our economy? We think not. As for the pipeline, if their purpose is to finish destroying this country, this is the way to do it. It may provide jobs, but at what cost? Pure water is already an "endangered species". This pipeling is a tragedy waiting to happen. Get busy on alternative energies and leave this huge area of land as pure as possible. This is the will of the people. Pay attention to the ones who sent you there.
[142437:121811] D.E., San Francisco, CA
No XL pipeline!!
[130758:121811] d.c., Santa Fe, NM
The GOP acts very Un-American!!
[112534:121811] J.M., Ontario, CA
We are depending on you.
[062943:121811] j.m., Larkspur, CA
We demand your help in stopping for good the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It is not good for our water, our natural resources, or our wildlife. Other jobs can be created in a way that does not support big oil and is clean for the environment.
[052828:121811] E.F., Terre Haute, IN
MAKE THESE GREEDY THIEVES PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES! TAX CHURCHES TOO!
[022621:121811] J.D., Loveland, OH
Listen to the MAJORITY.......... We don't want this pipeline! The only reason you're pushing this is to line your pockets with more corporate money.....