The fiscal showdown is under way.
Thanks to major wins at the ballot for the presidency and the Senate, progressives are in a strong position to get a deal that reflects Americans’ core values. That means protecting the social safety net and the vital programs Americans depend on -- and central to that is requiring the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share by letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the richest 2%.
Any fiscal deal must:
- Create Jobs
- Stop devastating budget cuts
- Protect low-income social services.
- Save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
- Require the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share.
The President and congressional leaders need our support to hold fast to this position, particularly ending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2%. Republicans need to be told to do what’s right for the country. Take action so support these measures.
Any deal struck to prevent automatic across the board tax increases and sequestration cuts must allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans to expire.
On November 6, Americans voted in large part on the very question of tax fairness and finally asking the top earners to contribute their fair share. The budgetary needs of the nation, the core American value of fairness and the voters themselves all demand ending the Bush tax cuts for the rich.
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