Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Today, the Democratic Party sent out an action alert concerning the payroll tax cut extension.  Minutes ago, the Tea Party Republicans blocked a bipartisan bill to extend President Obama’s payroll tax cut. As a result, middle class Americans could see their taxes increase by $1,000 on January 1st UNLESS Speaker Boehner, Eric Cantor and House Republicans back down from their extreme stance on extending the President’s payroll tax cuts.

“The issue right now is this, the clock is ticking. Time is running out […] I saw today that one of the House Republicans referred to what they’re doing as, quote, high stakes poker. He’s right about the stakes — but this is not poker. This is not a game.” – President Obama’s remarks from the White House this afternoon.

It is up to each of us to ensure that voters in our district are aware of the damage that US House Republicans are wreaking on behalf of the Tea Party fringe and the top 1%. Act now. This Republican Tea Party tax increase will hurt the middle class and obstruct the economic recovery. And they know it. Help the Democratic Party hold them accountable.

Source: Democratic Party.

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