As Democrats work towards a balanced agreement that will create jobs and grow the economy to reduce the debt, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released this morning shows that a majority of Americans believe that agreement should ensure the wealthiest pay their fair share.
60 percent of Americans support increasing taxes on incomes over 250 thousand dollars a year when addressing the fiscal cliff. [Washington Post, 11/28]
And while Democrats and Republicans continue discussions on a bipartisan, balanced approach, we must provide certainty to families during this holiday season by extending the middle class tax cut immediately. The drumbeat for action is growing louder, with Republican Congressman Tom Cole yesterday making it clear where he stands:
“I think we ought to take the 98 percent deal right now,” [Congressman Cole] said of freezing income tax rates for all but the top 2 percent of earners. [Politico, 11/27]
We call on Republican leaders to join him—and today protect jobs by sending the middle class tax cut, already approved by the Senate, to the President’s desk.