CEOs Warn Congress of 'Grave Consequences' in Taxmageddon


Posted by Rhett Brooks on Thursday, October 18th, 2012, 12:40 PM PERMALINK


Today a letter was sent to the President and members of Congress by 15 CEOs from some of the largest financial institutions in the U.S. The 15 CEOs who signed the letter represent the Financial Services Forum, a non-partisan organization that deals specifically with financial and economic policy. In the letter, they urged for the avoidance of the coming Taxmageddon, and warn of the dire effects that inaction would have on the economy. 

“The consequences of inaction—for stability in global financial markets, for economic growth, for millions of Americans still without work, and for the financial circumstances of American businesses and households—would be very grave" - CEOs' letter to Congress.

References are made in the letter regarding what credible institutions have said concerning Taxmageddon, including the Federal Reserve’s warning that Taxmageddon would cause a recession “and about 1.25 million fewer jobs would be created in 2013.”  Moody’s potential downgrade of the U.S. over fiscal negotiations is also mentioned and the downgrade's negative effect on interest rates and global markets.

The fragile state of the economy (due in large part to Obama's failed economic policies) is a big concern for CEOs who said:

“at a time when economic growth is less than 2 percent, and with nearly 25 million Americans either out of work or underemployed, the still-fragile U.S. economy cannot sustain—and the American people do not deserve—the impact of more gridlock in Washington.”

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