Dr. Hal Brown, challenger for the MO 8th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives – Comments on Smiths’ bill.
Congressman Smiths’ new Ste. Gen Port?
May 25, 2016—The picturesque 8th District town of Ste. Genevieve is a delightful destination for history buffs and sightseers alike. Its culture draws tens of thousands of visitors yearly. The last thing it needs is to be a victim of politicians patronizing Ste. Genevieve for votes.
U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R-MO) has submitted a bill, H.R. 5305, to spend millions of federal taxpayers’ dollars on making Ste. Genevieve a National Historic District at a time when the Republican-dominated House of Representatives has already originated an extra $1 trillion of deficit spending in the two years since Republicans took complete control of Congress.
Hal Brown, Republican candidate for the Missouri 8th House District, has gone on record opposing this latest Republican incumbent scheme to gain votes by introducing legislation wooing a group of citizens at the expense of all taxpayers.
There are no guarantees in the legislation that Ste. Genevieve business will increase because of the bill.
Brown blasted more deficit spending. “Ste. Genevieve is a jewel in the 8th District, a real treasure. It should never be exploited during the current federal budgetary crisis by being used to attract votes at the cost of millions to all American taxpayers. The government must borrow money for every dime of new spending. This means added pressure to pass new tax bills to pay for these schemes. “
“It doesn’t matter how good an idea looks; we absolutely must stop spending our taxes and borrowing more money on more non-essential activity. The government’s yearly interest payment on debt is already a quarter trillion dollars a year.”
“The best thing we can do for the people of Ste. Genevieve County is balance the budget and scuttle the income tax in favor of a Fair Tax, leaving the county’s outstanding industry like Mississippi Lime, Biltbest, and National Vinyl, as well as the city’s strong retail structure with a 0% tax on their profits,” Brown said Wednesday.
Brown and Smith face off in the August 2 Republican Primary.
Hal Brown criticizes political victimization of Ste. Genevieve
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