Middle Class Demands Congress Extend their Tax Cuts NOW

Call to Tell Congress ‘NO’ Cuts to Middle Class Benefits

One Minute, One Call to Save Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid, Call: 800-998-0180

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Congressman Tim Walz filed a discharge petition to bring the Senate-passed middle class tax cuts to the floor for a vote:

“Americans have been clear: we must extend the middle class tax cuts now.  But House Republicans’ only answer to the American people has been: ‘no.’  Instead, Republicans are holding tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses hostage to more tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans.

“Our economy and our families cannot wait any longer for action and cannot afford a Republican tax increase on the middle class.  That’s why Democrats, under the leadership of Congressman Tim Walz, have filed a discharge petition to bring the middle class tax cuts to the floor for a vote.

“There’s no time to waste.  The Senate has already passed this legislation; House Democrats are prepared to support it; President Obama is ready to sign it into law.  We must provide certainty to the middle class by enacting this bill immediately as we work together toward a bold, balanced, and fair agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.  The clock is ticking, and a stalemate is a luxury we cannot afford.”

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Action Now Illinois’s mission is to organize working families and strengthen their voices on issues of racial, social and economic justice. Action Now is active on issues that include foreclosure and vacant properties, school improvement, access to health care, living wage jobs, utility costs, immigrant rights, public safety, (both antiviolence and criminal justice reform), and environmental justice. Action Now Illinois is a member-driven organization. Our issue campaigns come out of listening to community residents through regular monthly meetings, engaging the base by going door-to-door and mobilizing all residents to take part in their community. Our leadership development includes formal leadership training and the active involvement by members in the planning, implementation and evaluation of issue campaigns. Action Now Illinois members are committed to fight for equal rights, equal services, and equal justice for working families. To become a member of Action Now; call (217) 528-1356 or e-mail ActionNowSPI@gmail.com!
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