Last week, the American people went to the polls and made our voices heard. We voted to put people back to work and rebuild the middle class. We voted down the Romney Economy, and instead elected leaders who will fight for working people and create jobs right here in America — that means investing in jobs and education, not cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Starting today, Congress will begin tackling issues that will have long-term effects on our economy. If our elected leaders act responsibly, they have an opportunity to shrink inequality and protect vital services that help support working families. It’s up to us to hold them accountable.
We’re sending a message to Congress to tell them to focus on job creation and economic growth, not devastating cuts that will cripple our recovery. And they can start right now by extending the tax cuts for the middle class.
We’ve learned in the past that Speaker Boehner and his ideologically-driven Republican caucus would prefer to give the wealthy a break while working people bear the brunt. Partisan saber rattling isn’t the mandate we voted for last week — and it’s not what’s going to fix our economy.
As our elected leaders address the national deficit and make wide-ranging decisions about our country’s budget, we have four crucial points they must keep in mind:
- Create jobs and grow the economy. The best way to reduce the deficit is by investing in good jobs and keeping the economic recovery going.
- Protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Any deal must protect the millions of Americans who depend on these core programs and maintain our nation’s safety net.
Let the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% expire and require corporations to pay their fair share. The middle class tax cuts should be extended immediately.
- Protect vital public services like child care, Head Start, and special education.
As President Obama remarked last Friday, House Republicans should heed the call of voters and extend the middle class tax cuts ASAP.
Click to tell Congress to extend the middle class tax cuts and protect the vital services Americans depend on: