Who pays? Hudson Valley Residents or the Wealthiest 2%

Local leaders call on Nan Hayworth to End the Bush Tax Cuts for Wealthiest 2% and invest in our communities saying "A Grand Bargain is not enough."

NEWBURGH, NY (11/06/2012)(readMedia)-- Whether Nan Hayworth or Sean Patrick Maloney wins on Election Day, massive across-the-board budget cuts through sequestration are currently set to begin in January, resulting in $1.2 trillion in spending and investment cuts over the next 10 years. This is further complicated by the potential extension of the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthiest 2% in December that would result in billion dollar handouts to the wealthiest Americans and billions of dollars in lost tax revenues. Major decisions could take place during the lame duck Congress in November or December, potentially resulting in the loss of millions of jobs and massive cuts to health care, education, aid to state and local governments, and other vital programs. Especially while New York is in the midst of rebuilding, we can't keep giving tax cuts to the 2% that our country can't afford.

Local leaders will call on Nan Hayworth and Sean Patrick Maloney to fight for a fair deal that protects jobs, protects social services, and ensures the wealthiest 2% pay their fair share. This will take place in coordination with dozens of actions around the country, including actions in New York City, Rochester, Binghamton, Albany and Syracuse, spearheaded by groups affiliated with National People's Action, Americans for Tax Fairness, Citizen Action, AFL-CIO, SEIU and many more.

WHO:

Community Leaders from Community Voices Heard, Citizen Action of New York, Mid-Hudson Valley 99%, Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

WHAT:

 When Tea Party Republican Nan Hayworth returns to Washington next week, she will face a stark choice regardless of whether she wins on election day and will serve another term, or if she is serving through the lame duck Congress in November and December. Hayworth will need to consider who should pay for investments in our country‚Äôs future. She will have the opportunity to ensure wealthy Americans and big corporations pay their fair share when the Bush-era tax cuts end in December, providing Congress and the Administration a critical opportunity to raise much needed revenues from the wealthiest 2%. If Sean Patrick Maloney wins on Election Day, local leaders will call on him to make a commitment to his new constituents that he will fight for them, not the wealthiest 2%. A list of events coordinated across the state and around the country is available at

http://www.npa-us.org/node/1868 and at http://local.americawantstowork.org/all#state/NY.

WHEN: Thursday November 08, 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Department of Social Services
141 Broadway (at Johnston St)
Newburgh, New York 12550
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