The holidays are here and Congress has returned to Washington. We have only a few weeks to get Congress to do the right thing about the estate tax and the Bush tax cuts. Republicans want Congress to be Santa Claus for the wealthy by showering the gifts of more tax cuts on the richest 0.25 percent of taxpayers.
They believe a $7 million tax-free inheritance is simply not enough for the heirs and heiresses of multi-millionaires.
They also want to shower an additional $700 billion over 10 years on people earning more than $250,000 per year by extending the top-tier Bush tax cuts – and they're holding tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans hostage to get what they want.
They’re "Scrooging" the long-term unemployed by cutting their unemployment benefits, arguing that the deficit is too high. And yet, they don’t see the need to pay for tax cuts for the already well-off.
CALL THE WHITEHOUSE switchboard at 202-456-1414, or the comment line at 202-456-1111.
CALL YOUR TWO SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE at the toll-free Congressional switchboard at 800-830-5738.
Tell the President and Congress that you want:
You can also help by:
- Signing and circulating our online petition, the Call to Preserve the Estate Tax;
- Submitting op-eds and/or letters to the editor of your newspaper;
- Blogging and sharing information (including this action alert) on your social networks;
- Hosting local meetings to discuss why, now more than ever, your community needs a progressive federal tax system, and to develop a plan for collective action - call us for help.
Anti-tax groups are not going down without a fight, so please do as much as you're able to amplify your voice in support of federal tax fairness.
Thank you so much for taking action!