Americans for Prosperity is making a list and checking it twice — a list of naughty and nice lawmakers, that is.
The pro-free market organization launched a witty website, MerryTaxmas.org, on Thursday. Unlike Christmas, the Taxmas ‘holiday’ is bad, but it can be avoided if politicians pledge to cut government spending and refuse to raise taxes, according to the website.
MerryTaxmas.org lists nine ‘naughty’ and nine ‘nice’ lawmakers when it comes to fiscal issues. ‘Naughty’ lawmakers include Sen. Bob Corker (R.-Tenn.) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), while the ‘nice’ list features Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R.-Ohio) and now former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint. The lists might be updated as the fiscal talks continue, according to the website.
Those who want to stop Taxmas can tweet at the featured lawmakers, post e-cards to their social media sites or send them to friends and even write emails to their senators and congressmen.
This is the second fun website AFP has released recently. In the end of November, they launched an online game called Lame Duck Hunt to increase awareness about the issues at stake in the lame duck session of Congress.