Today Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Speaker Boehner calling for the House to immediately vote on a permanent extension of the middle income tax cuts – for those making up to $1 million – and use the revenues resulting from the expiring tax breaks for those earning more than a million dollars to pay down the deficit.
From the letter:
Without further delay, the Majority Leadership should schedule a vote on extension of the middle-income tax cuts, as early as next week, to increase certainty for millions of American taxpayers and for the economy. We should not delay passing this legislation that will help afford all Americans the opportunity to reach their goals and realize the promise of the American Dream.
We must ask the very wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. Democrats believe that tax cuts for those earning over a million dollars a year should expire and that we should use the resulting revenues to pay down the deficit.
In the news:
Politico: Pelosi wants vote on permanent extension of middle class tax rates
@ChadPergram: Pelosi calls for vote to extend middle class tax cuts in letter to Boehner. Wants the “wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share.”
Talking Points Memo: Pelosi To Boehner: Let’s Vote To Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts
The Hill: Pelosi asks Boehner for immediate vote on middle-class tax cuts
@1PatriciaMurphy: Pelosi sends ‘Dear John Boehner’ letter: “I urge you to allow the House to vote on the permanent extension of middle-income tax cuts now.”
Roll Call: Nancy Pelosi: Let’s Vote on Tax Cuts Next Week
Will the GOP stand with millionaires or the middle class?