If House Republicans fail to act, 160 million working Americans will see their taxes go up – $1,000 a year for the average family. Additionally, 2.5 million Americans will no longer receive their unemployment insurance benefits. We refuse to let that happen.
The President believes the only viable option to ensure millions of middle class families aren’t hit with a tax hike is if the House of Representatives takes up the bipartisan compromise that passed in the Senate with nearly 90 percent support, including 39 votes from Senate Republicans. Unfortunately over the last few days we’ve seen nothing but political theatre from House Republicans. They refuse to even vote on this bipartisan compromise. That’s unacceptable.
Now is not the time for political brinksmanship. Nobody wants to see their taxes go up in just ten days. Not right now. Not when families are trying to pay the bills or make ends meet. Unfortunately, if House Republicans fail to act, this tax cut will expire and millions of families will have $1,000 less next year.
Judging from the local newspaper editorials below, it looks like we’re not the only ones who believe the House Republicans should get to work and get this done before the end of the year. Let’s take a look: