President Obama asks directly for your help, says Republicans are holding middle-class tax cuts “hostage”
In a blunt speech just delivered in Hatfield PA, President Obama directly asked for Americans to put pressure on congress, and called the Republicans out for taking the middle-class tax cuts hostage.
From Daily Kos live blog of the event:
9:16 AM PT: Obama says he’s counting on Americans to put pressure on Congress to extend the middle-class tax cuts. “I need you to remind members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, to not get bogged down in partisan bickering. [...] I want you to call, send an email, to post on their Facebook wall.” And he mentions the #My2k hashtag on Twitter.
9:20 AM PT: “I’m going to need folks like you, here in Hatfield and in Pennsylvania and across the country, to get this done.”
9:18 AM PT: Here’s the hostage line: “It’s not acceptable to me and I don’t think it’s acceptable to you for just a handful of Republicans in Congress to hold middle-class tax cuts hostage simply because they don’t want tax rates on upper income folks to go up. Alright? That doesn’t make sense.” Applause.
Call both today:
233 N King Street, Suite 200
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 691-7333
Toll-free (877) 899-7872
1105 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801-1233
Phone: (302) 573-6345
(Should anyone even bother to call Carper?)