President Obama asks directly for your help, says Republicans are holding middle-class tax cuts “hostage”

Filed in National by on November 30, 2012

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:

John Carney
233 N King Street, Suite 200
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 691-7333
Toll-free (877) 899-7872

Chris Coons
Wilmington Office
1105 N. Market St.
Suite 2000
Wilmington, DE, 19801-1233
Phone: (302) 573-6345

Tom Carper
(Should anyone even bother to call Carper?)

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  1. puck says:

    Guess who I found on this panel discussion:

    Confused by all the budget talk in Washington? Not sure what it means to you? Then be sure to attend the Americans for Democratic Action’s Town Hall Forum:

    The Fiscal Cliff, Delaware and YOU
    Saturday, December 8, 10:30 AM
    UU Fellowship of Newark, 420 Willa Road

    h/t delawareway

  2. Jason330 says:

    December 8th. Come one, come all.

  3. puck says:

    Oops, I misread and thought it was tomorrow. Feel free to correct my comment so nobody is misled.

  4. Jason330 says:

    Journalists, they can’t be expected to remember stuff that happened a month ago.

    “Some leftover turkee for Michael Grunwald.

    It’s really amazing to see political reporters dutifully passing along Republican complaints that President Obama’s opening offer in the fiscal cliff talks is just a recycled version of his old plan, when those same reporters spent the last year dutifully passing along Republican complaints that Obama had no plan. It’s even more amazing to see them pass along Republican outrage that Obama isn’t cutting Medicare enough, in the same matter-of-fact tone they used during the campaign to pass along Republican outrage that Obama was cutting Medicare.”

    Via eschaton