For months and months, President Obama and Democrats across the country have said that tackling our budget problems requires a balanced approach. That’s what’s best for middle-class families. An economy built not from the top down, but from the middle out.

The election is over. The people have spoken. It’s time for both parties to work together to pass a renewal of tax cuts for the middle class, so Tennessee families can have some added certainty at this crucial time for our nation’s economy.

If Congress takes swift action, we can avoid a big blow to consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70% of the American economy. Extend middle class tax cuts and every single American will receive a tax cut on the first $250,000 of their income.  Moreover, income taxes will not increase at all for 98% of families across the country as well as 97% of small businesses.

If Congress refuses to pass an extension, hardworking families will get hit with an income tax hike of $2,200 in a matter of only a couple weeks, and a small business owner earning $120,000, for instance, could be hit with a tax hike of as much as $4,600.

Our economic security depends on a foundation for middle-class job growth over the long term through a reduction in the deficit. We all are in agreement that taxes shouldn’t be increased on the middle class. There is no need for delay.

Tell your members of Congress loud and clear: Take action. End the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% and extend them for the middle class.

When you’re ready to make the call, follow the steps below.

1. Find contact information for your members of Congress.

Congress: Find your Representative
Senate: Find your Senators

2. Prepare what to say

Be ready to tell your members of Congress loud and clear: Take action. End the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% and extend them for the middle class.

3. Get on the phone

Don’t hesitate. Making a phone call is easy and it will not go unnoticed.

Make the ask: Will your member of Congress support ending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% and extending them for the rest of Americans.

Tennessee Congressional Contact Information:
Congressman Phil Roe (R-01) – (202) 225-6356
Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-02) – (202) 225-5435
Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-03) – (202) 225-327
Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-04) – (202) 225-6831
Congressman Jim Cooper (D-05) – (202) 225-4311
Congressman Diane Black (R-06) – (202) 225-4231
Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-07) – (202) 225-2811
Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-08) – (202) 225-4714
Congressman Steve Cohen (D-09) – (202) 225-3265

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
(202) 224-4944
455 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)
(202) 224-3344
185 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactMe

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