Petitions signed by hundreds of New Hampshire voters urge Bass to sign discharge petition
WHO: Grassroots activists supporting the 98%
WHAT: Delivering petition signatures urging Rep. Bass to allow an up-or-down vote on continuing tax cuts for 98% of Americans and 97% of businesses
WHERE: Bass’s Congressional Office at 70 Pearl St., Nashua, NH
WHEN: 12:00 Tuesday, December 11th
Concord –Congressman Charlie Bass (NH-2) may have lost his re-election bid, but he is still representing us in Washington as the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations begin. Today, activists delivered a petition urging Bass to support an up-or-down vote on continued tax relief for 98% of Americans and 97% of businesses and sang Christmas carols at the Nashua office of Rep. Charlie Bass (NH-2) in Nashua.
A ‘discharge petition’ is currently being circulated in the House of Representatives and would give the House a chance for an up-or-down vote on a $2,000 tax cut for 98% of Americans. Voters across the state have signed a petition urging Rep. Bass – who has long advocated for low taxes and middle-class economic health – to demonstrate his support for both low taxes and the middle class by signing the discharge petition and voting in support of the Senate bill.
Pres. Obama has advocated starting the process of getting the nation’s budget house in order with this measure. "Let's begin our work with where we agree," the president said, observing that the Senate has already passed the bill and that both parties agree that increasing middle-class taxes would hobble the recovery. "If we can get a few House Republicans to agree as well, I'll sign this bill as soon as the House sends it my way." (CNN.com “GOP divide over Obama tax plan goes public,” Tom Cohen, November 28, 2012 http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/28/politics/fiscal-cliff/index.html).
ABOUT THE ACTION: The Action is a grassroots movement that demands Congress end the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest 2%—those making more than $250,000 per year. The Action is for critical investments that create and sustain jobs. New Hampshire Citizens Alliance for Action is leading the charge in New Hampshire.