Tuesday, November 27, 2012

No Deal Is Better Than A Bad Deal

Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest should Not be extended - even for a short time

The hype about the "fiscal cliff" has lawmakers and others wringing their hands. However, the cliff (if approached) would be more like a slope, with damage to the economy beginning to happen over the following weeks and months, unless alternative are developed.

Congress is now considering a 2-stage alternative. House members are still determined to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for those who have the greatest wealth and income, in a short-term deal. They would then, later, decide how to pay for them. This is not acceptable.

A temporary solution needs to include:

  • Allowing the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for the wealthiest to expire on December 31
  • Further cuts to Pentagon spending

Please call and email your Senators. You can call between now and November 28, using this toll-free number: 1-888-743-1097.

Tell them to eliminate the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to the wealthiest 2% in our nation, and fund social safety-net programs that allow people who need them to live in dignity.

You can send an e-mail message to your Senators and Representatives at

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