Sunday, December 02, 2012
"I love farmers."
Not a bad way to start a keynote address to a room of more than
1000 people who love agriculture. That's exactly what journalist
and political commentator Tucker Carlson
said as he took the stage at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual
Meeting in Chicago.
He added that farmers are "the only people I have ever met in my
life who are tough and nice at the same time."
Carlson also said that he wasn't the only one to admire the men
and women of agriculture, "Farmers are maybe one of the last groups
in America that have the respect of Congress. In Washington, people
still listen to farmers."
That's good news to hear right now. Illinois Farm Bureau is in
the middle of an
Action Request, asking the entire farming community to contact
their legislators and ask them to pass a tax system that is
up-to-date with today's economic realities.
"The lack of a deal, going over the fiscal cliff, would of
course raise taxes on everybody in America at a variety of
different levels, capital gains tax, death tax, Bush's tax breaks
rolled back, etc. etc, etc.," said Carlson.
"Things will change dramatically if a deal can't be reached," he
added. "This is something you already know because you [agriculture
community] have so much on the line."
You can help pull our nation back from the "fiscal cliff."
Please contact your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators by
Monday, December 3.
Urge them to maintain current estate tax
provisions. Let them know you also support the current
capital gains tax rate and continuation of
Section 179 small business expensing. (Read
Call the capitol switchboard at 877-I-ACT-4-AG (877-422-8424) and
ask for the office of your Congressman and Senators.
Visit IFB's Legislative Action Center to
send an email. (IFB offers a sample email that you can easily edit
Please report your contacts by
calling 1-800-879-1976, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting www.ilfb.org/reportcontacts.
Provide your name, your address, the legislators you spoke with,
and your county. Please submit your contact report by Wednesday,
December 5, 2012.
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