...I still think the tax is coming. It will all be done in the name of change..... Robo,
Thanks for your reply. I feel we are have a similar understanding about the impact of the proposed tax, but I don't think we should roll over for it..... In "the name of change" they can do something else.
Here's a link to an online petition which will add your name to the nearly 12,000 (as of this moment) people who disagree with the HR 1068 tax and have already signed. This link was posted in the Scottrade community boards a few days ago by "usanzac." It adds your name to the petition, (allowing you to choose not to display your name online) then sends e-mails to your congressmen based on your zip code. Although the petition has a broader view of the issues than those which are of most concern to me, it is a good general statement of problems with HR 1068, and offers a place for you to include your comments.
...........................Online Petition to Defeat HR 1068
Just because you "think the tax is coming" is not a reason to do nothing. Fatalism and complacency are not options. I urge you to follow the link. Do it right now. Sign the petition. Vote!
PS – if they have to impose a tax, there's another solution that does not pose as much danger to market structure. It's the "something else" I mentioned in the opening paragraph here. No time to talk about it now, but I'll try to post something when time and opportunity allow.
Edited by Alton, 22 February 2009 - 03:00 PM.