Middle class needs renewal of tax cuts
Our nation needs economic growth, and it needs it now.
Sadly, the U.S. Congress, including Congressman Rob Woodall, is holding back our economy again by refusing to pass the tax-cut extension for middle-class families, even though both parties agree on this extension.
This tax cut extension for middle-class families passed the U.S. Senate nearly six months ago with both Democratic and Republican support.
If Congress does not take action, a small business owner earning $120,000 could be hit with a tax hike of as much as $4,600 and middle-class families could see their taxes increase by $2,200.
Both parties must work together to pass a renewal of tax cuts for the middle class, so both American families and small business owners have a sense of certainty at this critical time for the economy.
It's time for Congress to join President Obama in fighting for the American people.
-- Robert Ginn
Fiscal cliff debate like playing poker
I urge President Obama and the Democrats to hold out (if necessary) to let the Bush tax cuts expire, rather than giving in on getting the desired tax hike on the top 2 percent and raising the eligibility on Medicare from 65 to 67.
After the new Congress is sworn in, we can pass the middle class tax hikes, a stimulus package to create jobs and extend unemployment benefits. Raising the Medicare age does not result in cost savings. Let's "get a grip" and stay focused.
The "lame ducks" don't have anything to lose. The next group of Congressional Republicans cannot be associated with refusing to vote for middle class tax cuts.
Haven't you ever played poker seriously before?
-- Dot Shaw
Gwinnett League of Women Voters