Oct 5, 2008

A Message from Mike Huckubee

Dear Huck PACkers-

I wanted to write you to convey my disgust with the passing of this 451 page bailout bill. Wall Street has gone trick-or-treating in Washington a little bit early this October. Wall Street is getting the treats and America is getting tricked. The “Axis of Arrogance” has tried to pull the wool over the eyes of the Main Streeters and in doing so hid a sty full of pork in a bill whose constitutionality is questionable at best. Friends, the folks in Washington continue to treat your wallet as their tip jar and this has to stop.

Just check out a few provisions in this bill:

Sec. 211. Transportation fringe benefit to bicycle commuters

Sec. 308. Increase in limit on cover over of rum excise tax to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Sec. 309. Extension of economic development credit for American Samoa.

Sec. 312. Deduction allowable with respect to income attributable to domestic production activities in Puerto Rico.

Sec. 317. Seven-year cost recovery period for a motorsports racing track facility.

Sec. 322. Tax incentives for investment in the District of Columbia.

Sec. 325. Extension and modification of duty suspension on wool products; wool research fund; wool duty refunds.

At a time when we are at “ground zero” and on the verge of an all out financial collapse, I am disgusted that these provisions were made.

At a time when Congress had the opportunity to do something to help the American economy, they lived up to their low approval rating. The only thing we can thank Congress for right now is that they are consistent. They are consistently spending money that doesn’t belong to them, consistently expanding pork projects, consistently doing nothing to help rebuild the American economy and consistently hurting the future of our country. Ultimately, they are consistently ignoring their own values, principles and beliefs and as a result, the American People are going to have to suffer.

Without the bailout there might have been some temporary hurt, but the long term effect will be far worse because of the precedent this bill has set and the “Bail-Aholics” it will create. Within minutes of the bill passing the state of California was already in line asking to be the next recipient of a Government hand out. We are creating an economy where you cannot fail and by doing so disabling our ability to ever truly succeed.

I am afraid this is just the beginning of the bailouts. We must not go silent into the night, we have to continue to fight and stand up against these legislators.
Consider contributing $4.51, a penny for every page of this ludicrous bill to Huck PAC. We will use it to help fund a changing of the guard and restore trust back to our government.
Stay strong in the fight,
Mike Huckabee

PS: I’ll also be addressing this issue on the 2nd edition of “Huckabee” this weekend on the Fox News Channel. We will only be on Sunday night at 8pm ET, 7pm CT due to an already scheduled special that will run Saturday night. After this week, my show will air on both Saturday and Sunday at 8pm ET, 7pm CT. Please email all your friends and those on your email directory and ask them to watch.

We have had an enormous number of comments regarding the issue of the Congressional bailout. It has ignited passions of Americans from coast to coast like few things have and yet in the bubble of D. C., they really don’t seem to understand.

I hope you’ll join HuckPAC with your prayers, contributions, and actions to help good people get elected in the next 30 days. I hope you’ll share your comments with me and engage in the online conversation we’ll be having over the next couple of days on the issue of the bailout and your reactions to my show on Fox News Channel.

God bless you!