Tell Congress: Vote for Tax Fairness!
At the end of this year, the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts will expire. This week the House is expected to take two votes--one on a bill that preserves tax cuts for the wealthiest while slamming 13 million low-wage working families, and one that asks the wealthy to pay their fair share while continuing tax breaks for middle and low-income families. The choice is clear.
Not only does one bill, H.R. 8, preserve the tax cuts for the wealthiest, but it actually increases the burden on low-wage working families. By allowing expansions to the earned income tax credit (EITC) and child tax credit to expire, the bill would reduce tax credits for 13 million low-wage working families, including 26 million children, pushing many into poverty.
The other House bill allows the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent to expire, while providing tax relief to families earning up to $250,000 per year and preserving the important expansions to the EITC and the child tax credit.
Weigh in with your member of Congress and urge them to vote against H.R. 8 and for tax fairness today!