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August 1st, 2012 at 1:27 pm
Urgent Action Alert: Contact House to Prevent January 1 Taxmageddon and Support Comprehensive Tax Reform
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Reasonable people agree that the U.S. tax code is too bloated and complex.  We also agree that our businesses and economy cannot withstand the January 1, 2013 tax cliff catastrophe that Barack Obama and his Congressional accomplices are willing to allow in the name of class warfare.

Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it.

The House will vote soon on H.R. 8 and H.R. 6169, the “Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act” and the “Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012,” respectively.   In conjunction, stated simply, the two bills would:  block the scheduled January 1 tax increases by extending current income tax rates for one year;  maintain marriage penalty relief;  continue the $1,000 child credit;  continue the critical 15% top rate on dividends and capital gains;  maintain the estate tax at its 2011 and 2012 parameters (indexed for inflation);  provide for higher Section 179 small business expensing limits;  preserve education-related benefits;  provide a two-year AMT patch for 2012 and 2013;  and provide a clear pathway to comprehensive tax reform in 2013 by implementing expedited procedures to enable lawmakers in both the House and Senate to overcome technical hurdles that cause bills to languish during the legislative process.

For this to occur, however, members must hear from you.  Please call your representative immediately and demand their support for this critical legislation (members and contact information accessible via CFIF’s “Take Action” link here).