CFG PAC Updates - January 08th, 2018
Club for Growth PAC-endorsed candidate Josh Mandel announced he would be withdrawing his candidacy for U.S. Senate. His announcement came in conjunction with news that Josh’s wife, Ilana, has a health issue that will require his time and attention. As Josh explained in his statement, ‘Understanding and dealing with this health issue is more important to me than any political campaign.’
It’s with a heavy heart I share Josh’s news with you. The Club for Growth PAC supports Josh in his decision to do what’s best for his wife and his family.
Club for Growth is grateful for all Josh has done to promote fiscal responsibility and transparency in his service to Ohio, and we have no doubt he would have made a great senator. Josh is a conservative and a patriot. Our prayers are with him and his family during this difficult time.
Andrew Roth - December 21st, 2017
KEY VOTE ALERT
“NO” on Fake Disaster Relief Bill (HR 4667)
The Club for Growth opposes the fake $81 billion “disaster” relief bill (HR 4667) and we urge all members of Congress to vote NO on it. A vote is expected this week in both chambers. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2017 congressional scorecard.
Once again, Congress is trying to ram through a huge spending bill with little warning, claiming that offsets are not needed because it’s an “emergency”. Strangely, of the $81 billion authorized under this bill, only $11 billion will be spent in 2018. The rest is spent over the next several years. This begs the question, “Is this money really being spent on the immediate relief of disaster victims?” Some of this long term spending is focused on NASA research and economic development programs that conservatives have long opposed. It also allows cotton growers to enter into long-term entitlement programs.
This profligate spending needs to stop. This bill further proves that politicians addicted to more spending with little accountability use the “emergency” designation to obfuscate their fiscal irresponsibility. In practice, the designation is meaningless. Members of Congress who profess to support limited government should oppose this bill.
Finally, if HR 4667 is folded into any other bill to ensure that bill’s passage, we will score against it as well.
Our Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.
Rachael Slobodien - December 19th, 2017
Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth PAC announced its endorsement of Rick Saccone for the U.S. House of Representatives. Saccone is running for the open seat vacated earlier this year by Tim Murphy (PA-18).
“Club for Growth PAC is proud to endorse Rick Saccone in his run for Congress,” stated Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh. “Rick is a constitutional conservative who supports lower taxes, repealing Obamacare, and limiting the size of government. In his time serving in the General Assembly, Rick has proven to be a strong conservative voice and been a strong advocate for Pennsylvania’s taxpayers.”
Rachael Slobodien - December 19th, 2017
Club for Growth’s Statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh offered the following statement ahead of votes in the House and Senate on H.R. 1, “The Tax Cuts and Jobs” Act:
“Club for Growth congratulates members of the House and Senate conference committee for their work in delivering strong pro-growth tax reform the American people,” stated David McIntosh.
“The tax reform bill will unleash great economic growth and prosperity. And while this legislation embodies the most significant changes made to our tax code in thirty years, there’s no reason we have to wait for another thirty years to enact additional reform.
“In fact, with respect to the individual and major pass through businesses, this bill falls far short of pro-growth expectations. For that reason, Congress should take up a new tax bill next year to complete the work by:
- Having a real 25 percent maximum rate for businesses organized as subchapter S corps or LLCs, rather than artificial exclusions for sectors like financial services, and unfairly excluding 80 percent of business income from the pass-through rate.
- Making permanent the temporary tax cuts for individuals.
- Eliminating the death tax.
- Repealing fully the Alternative Minimum Tax.
- Cutting capital gains taxes to spur individual investments.
- Repealing fully the taxes in Obamacare.
Rachael Slobodien - December 18th, 2017
Today, CFG Action Tennessee unveiled a new digital ad, the “Fincher that Taxed Christmas,” targeting Stephen Fincher and his liberal voting record. The ad will run statewide in Tennessee for the duration of this week.
To watch the CFG Action Tennessee’s digital ad, entitled the “Fincher that Taxed Christmas,” click here.
The text of the ad can be viewed below.
The Christmas Tree!
The symbol of the Season!
The target of the taxman?
Yes, boys and girls, in 2013 President Obama proposed a tax on Christmas trees.
And do you know who backed the Obama Christmas tree tax?
Congressman Stephen Fincher, that’s who.
True! Your old Congressman is . . . the Fincher Who Taxed Christmas.
Tell Stephen Fincher higher taxes are naughty, not nice.