President Obama called for an extension of the payroll tax cut today during a visit to Manchester, New Hampshire. Speaking to teachers and students at Manchester Central High School, the President challenged Republicans to pass the provision when it comes to a vote in the Senate next week:
Now, the Republicans in the Senate voted ‘no’ on my jobs bill and its tax cuts. But in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are going to give them another chance. Next week, they’re going to get to take a simple vote. If they vote ‘no’ again, the typical family’s taxes will go up $1,000 next year. If they vote ‘yes,’ the typical working family will get a $1,500 tax cut.
[The] question [Republicans will] have to answer when they get back from Thanksgiving is this: Are they really willing to break their oath to never raise taxes, and raise taxes on the middle class just to play politics?
This isn’t about who wins or loses in Washington. This is about delivering a win for the American people.
Tell Congress why we need to support President Obama’s tax cuts for American families here.