From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):
Yesterday the Senate voted to pass the Middle Class Tax Cuts Act (S. 3412; http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s3412), a bill to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans who make less than $250,000 in household income and end the Bush tax breaks above that income level, which benefit the richest 2 percent. (NOTE: Senator Casey voted yes, Senator Toomey voted no; if you want to see the full vote count, go to http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00184.) This vote preserves vital improvements in programs that help the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit and make college affordable (the American Opportunity Tax Credit). It ensures that a parent who is making minimum wage with two kids won’t see their taxes go up about $1500.
Thank your Senators for restoring fairness in our tax system, and/or express disappointment in your Senators’ vote. Go to http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/125/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=11203 to send an e-mail to your Senators.
Next week the House will vote on similar proposals. Call your Representative and urge him/her to end the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% (those making more than $250,000 a year). Call toll-free at 888-744-9958 or contact your Representative directly; contact information can be found at http://www.house.gov.
Say you oppose any extension of tax cuts for the richest 2%, even a temporary one!