Let's Talk About Taxes: Your Voice Matters
We‘re talking about taxes these days, whether we want to or not. After the November election, Congress will be faced with far-reaching fiscal decisions: whether to extend the so-called “Bush tax cuts” and how to bring the federal debt and deficit under control. These decisions have a deadline: December 31.
Most economists agree that the mountain of debt that the U.S. has built up during the past decade has reached an unhealthy level. Revenues have not kept pace with spending. The system is out of balance.
How did we get here, and how do we get out? Are we spending too much, or too little? Are our taxes too low to meet our common needs and invest in recovery, or too high to allow the economy to grow?
This newsletter will help you consider these questions and how to talk with your members of Congress about them.