Perhaps the most important question Americans could ask of their representatives right now is this: For whom are you fighting?
President Obama is fighting for permanent tax relief for the middle class. At the end of this year, if Congress fails to act, a family of four in the middle of the income scale will see their tax bill rise by $2,100. For families making $100,000, the tax increase would be about twice that much. That's why the president has proposed to give permanent tax cuts for every family making less than $250,000, while letting rates on the wealthiest 2 percent of families return to where they were during the late 1990s.
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