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Help The President With One Phone Call: Call Your Rep. Today, Ask Them ToSign The Petition In Support Of A Vote: http://tinyurl.com/bzkd22rWho will decide if your taxes increase in just 22 days? A few dozen members ofthe House of Representatives, thats who.Cutting taxes for the middle class shouldnt be difficult, especially whenRepublicans claim they agree with the President on the issue. But someRepublicans are still holding middle-class tax cuts hostage simply because theywant to cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires.Heres whats going on right now: President Obama is asking Congress to moveforward on a plan that would prevent 98 percent of American families from payinghigher taxes next year. The Senate has passed that bill, and the President is ready tosign it -- but the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives wont evenbring the bill to the floor for a vote. House Democrats have filed a petition thatwould force a vote if it attracts 218 signatures.If a bill has enough votes to pass, Congress should vote on it and pass it. Its apretty simple proposition. And every Member of Congress who hasnt signed on tokeep taxes low for the middle class needs to hear from you.Call your representative today and ask them to sign the petition in support of avote.Not your representative? Call the switchboard operator at 202-224-3121. Not surewho your representative is? Click Here To Look It Up.Heres a suggestion on what to say -- feel free to improvise and let yourrepresentatives office know why youre personally supporting the Presidents plan:"Hi, Im Monty. As a voter from your district, I support the Presidents plan toextend tax cuts for 98 percent of American families -- $2,000 a year means a lot tome and to middle-class families here in California. I urge Representative Galleglyto sign the petition forcing the House to vote on the Senate-passed bill, and to vote"yes" if it reaches the floor."Once youve called your representatives office, please report back and let us knowhow it went: Report Back HereLets get one thing straight: If your taxes go up, Republicans will have made a
conscious choice to let that happen. Theyll have missed the opportunity to preventit, just to cut taxes for the wealthy.Republicans need to stop using the middle class as a bargaining chip. If they fail toact, a typical middle-class family of four will see a $2,200 tax hike starting in afew short weeks. Middle-class families could face some tough financial decisionssimply because Republicans didnt want to ask the wealthiest 2 percent ofAmericans to pay their fair share.Thats not what President Obama and you campaigned on, and thats not whatmillions of Americans voted for just one month ago.We know we can affect change in Washington when we raise our voices together.So pick up the phone and make a call -- your representative needs to hear fromyou.Heres who to call, one more time: Representative "Your Representative" (***) ***-****Thanks,StephanieStephanie CutterDeputy Campaign ManagerObama for AmericaP.S. -- Dont forget to tell us you made your voice heard. Report Back Here.