"We should reduce the tax burden on working people. The middle class...needs a government that is working to create jobs and opportunity."
This was President Obama on April 15 reinforcing his pledge to not raise taxes on the middle class, and to focus on job creation.
But on Sunday, Obama's advisors began laying the groundwork for a middle class tax hike that will end up killing more jobs.
Failing to defend President Obama's pledge not to raise middle class taxes, White House economist Larry Summers said "it is never a good idea to absolutely rule things out no matter what." This was echoed by Treasury Secretary Geithner, saying the administration is "going to have to do what it takes" to decrease the deficit.
The White House has begun to backtrack, but their determination to pass a $1 trillion healthcare bill and a $1 trillion energy tax that will affect every American makes it pretty clear how unconcerned they really are with raising taxes on the middle class. With almost 10% unemployment, we must stop these tax increases and focus on creating jobs first.
So today, we ask you to join our "Jobs Here, Jobs Now, Jobs First" campaign by signing our petition here.
The purpose of our "Jobs First" campaign is to oppose all job-killing tax increases, and instead concentrate on enacting policies that will help create jobs here and jobs now. It begins with using unspent stimulus and TARP funds to pay for a two year, 50% cut in the payroll tax.
This will immediately increase the take home pay for every working American, and free up money for every small business to invest, save, and create jobs. But that is only the first of 4 simple steps.
To read the rest of our plan, and sign our "Jobs First" petition, please click here.
If there is one truth we should keep in mind, it's that America cannot work if Americans are not working.
If you stand with us today, we pledge to work with every small business owner, every elected official, and every interested citizen to create jobs and opportunity in America, starting today.
And that is a promise we will keep.
Senior Vice-President & COO