Stand with President Obama: Protect the middle class from tax increases

Stand with President Obama: Protect the middle class from tax increases

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While President Obama fights to protect lower taxes for working families, Republicans in Congress are doing their best to raise them. The payroll tax cut, which President Obama championed, will expire in December 2011. And even though Republicans have sworn not to increase taxes, they're happy to let the clock run out on a tax cut that helps the middle class rather than the wealthy few.

Believe that President Obama and the Democrats are right that working families should keep their payroll tax cut and other protections? Take the pledge today to say you'll stand with them for 2012.

President Obama is doing the job we elected him to do, so he needs us to organize this grassroots campaign.

I stand with the President on extending the payroll tax cut for the middle class and protecting working families.

I'll get involved to help build the 2012 campaign in my community and get everyone I know who cares about working families to join me.

Sincerely,

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    • Linda Summitt BLOOMINGTON, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      Our economy was at it’s worse when President Obama came into office. And although he wanted to do great things and wants to be tough, he can only do so much before he gets shot down.

      I will stand up to support the President on this. I represent a middle class working family and struggle to stay that way. I’m also an educator and I do not believe we should have to cut funding for education. I care about other working families. . The rich need to pay their fair share and not pay less than middle class families in taxes.

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    • Mary Murrill MESA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      If the payroll tax is not extended, there will be ANOTHER blow to the economy. The American people EXPECT the top 1% to PAY THEIR SHARE!

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    • M R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      I stand with my President because he has had the worse mess than any other President since the Depression. To top that, everything he has tried to do the GOP has nixed it. He tries to work across the isle, but he is the only one. So President Obama, get tough!!

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      I stand with the President on extending the payroll tax cut for the middle class and protecting working families.

      We must fight back against the Republican War on the Middle Class. It is wrong as President Obama said for Republicans who signed anti tax pledges to not raise anyone's taxes to carve out an exception letting taxes on the middle class to increase while protecting tax breaks for the rich.

      It is outrageous that Republicans wanting to put the entire burden of reducing federal budget deficits and the national debt on the backs of the most vulnerable -- the middle class, working families, students, seniors in or nearing retirement, the disabled etc to call out Democrats for class warfare on the rich when their reckless, greedy and corrupt fiscal policies are contributing to higher income inequality -- and are the ones engaging in class warfare.

      Their reverse robin hood style policies need to stop. We need to address the jobs crisis in this country, fund public works and provide tax relief to the middle class. We need to strengthen not cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Pell Grants.

      We need to ensure the rich pay their fair share. This is a matter of fairness and as President Obama said about math. We can't afford to keep tax cuts for the rich and afford to keep funding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Pell Grants as is. We either need to cut benefits in these types of programs/services We can't afford to do both. We either have to cut funding education or eliminate the Bush tax cuts for the rich. The rich should not pay less than middle class families in taxes. We don't want to punish success -- this is not about punishing success -- we reward success but ask those that have succeeded and benefited the most from this country give back to help the least fortunate.

      Despite GOP claims we can't raise taxes on job creators the Bush tax cuts in the entire 8 years Bush was President produced very few jobs and were in fact meant to be temporary. We actually produced more jobs in the 1990s when Bill Clinton was President and he raised taxes than we did in the entire 8 years of Bush. Wages of middle class workers have stagnated as tax cuts for the rich have been implemented, union membership has declined and been under attack and incomes of the rich have increased. Also its worth noting that the financial crisis of September 2008 that occurred under Bush's watch destroyed jobs and damaged our economy.

      So I support the President on this. I'll get involved to help build the 2012 campaign in my community and get everyone I know who cares about working families to join me.

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    • Alan Haggard SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'll pledge to stand with Obama with this issue, and others I agree with. I will not, however, be voting for him in the Democratic Presidential Primary election. Should he win the Primary election, I will have no (reasonable) choice but to vote for him in the general election, if it comes down to a choice of him or a Republican candidate, particularly considering the state of present-day GOP politics & corruption.

      In the primary, I will certainly be voting for a more progressive candidate, with a record of standing by his word.

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