Thursday, July 14, 2005

Dear Voter

Dear Voter,
"You're born. You go to school. You work hard. You raise a family. You pay your taxes. And when you die, the IRS can tax you again. Taking as much as 55% of everything you've saved for your children. It's called the death tax. And it's wrong."
That's the beginning of a highly effective ad that the Club and its affiliates have run to educate voters about the Death Tax. It strikes a very responsive cord.
Now with the stunning Republican gains in the Senate, we have the best opportunity ever to once and for all get rid of the Death Tax. Democrats would prefer that this issue just go away.
We won't let it, not until the tax is gone for good.
The Senate, within the next couple of weeks, will likely vote on the bill already passed by the House that would repeal the Death Tax. Permanently. The only problem is that getting the 60 votes necessary is going to be very hard.
That's where we come in. We are launching a TV ad campaign to educate voters that their local Senators want to keep the Death Tax.
Most of our targets for the ad campaign will be Democrats, because most Democrats want to keep the tax. But some Republicans want to keep it too. Fortunately several of them are up for re-election next year, and primary challengers are rumored to be considering a race against them. So we may even pick up a surprising vote from a liberal Republican or two, if and only if, we let Republican primary voters know about the tax and the upcoming vote.
Add it up, and a full repeal victory is possible. Not likely, but possible.
If we can raise the money to run enough TV ads, we'll make things very uncomfortable, politically, for Senators who might want to keep the tax.
How much we do is up to you. Every penny we raise from this email will go to buy ads advocating repeal of the Death Tax in places where Senators can be persuaded to make a difference.
We have come so far, and so close to getting rid of this tax. We have to give it our all. Now. Anything less than a maximum effort may result in falling short by one vote. And that would be a tragedy.
Please donate as much as you possibly can so we can make the political pressure as unbearable as possible.
Thank you for your past support of the Club and our campaign for economic growth. Let's do what we can to get rid of the Death Tax now.
If you'd like to view the TV ad and read the accompanying press release to find out where the ads will be airing, CLICK HERE.
Best Regards,
Patrick J. ToomeyPresident,
Club for Growth
2001 L Street, NW, Ste 600
Washington, DC 20036
PH: 202-955-5500


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