They’re Back! Escalating Concern Over Fiscal Cliff Sparks Second Rally at Congressman Black’s Murfreesboro Office

December 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Economic Justice, Recent Blog Posts

Congresswoman Diane BlackThey’re back!!

Escalating concerns over the “Fiscal Cliff” in Rep. Black’s district and across Tennessee have inspired local residents to once again rally in front of Rep. Diane Black’s office in Murfreesboro. The constituents will deliver more letters and make brief remarks calling on Black to to stop blocking a vote on Middle Class Tax Cut Extension. Rep. Black’s support of the bill, already passed in the Senate, would avert a huge tax hike on the Middle Class families (98% of Tennesseans) and small businesses beginning in January.

WHO: Murfreesboro residents and Black’s constituents including Colleen Janus (see statement below).

WHEN: Friday, December 28th at 2:00 p.m. CT

WHERE: Office of Rep. Diane Black, 305 W. Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Colleen Janus, a local volunteer organizer of the rally: “My husband and I are Murfreesboro parents who have worked hard to ensure our children have the benefit of a college education. Our son Paul graduated from MTSU two years ago, and our daughter Stacy graduates in May with a nursing degree. A tax hike on us and her of over $2,000 means a lot to our family. It is the price of one semester’s clinicals, fees and books If Rep. Black doesn’t get back to work and pass the Middle Class Tax Cut extension it means a $2,200 tax hike for folks like us. For me, that’s gas money and groceries. For my daughter it’s tuition and books at MTSU. Rep. Black and Rep. DesJarlais need to stop holding middle class tax relief hostage to protect tax breaks for the richest 2%, folks like Donald Trump who doesn’t need another tax break. All Rep. Black has to do is approve the bill already passed in the Senate bill to immediately extend tax relief to 98% of the American people and 97% of small businesses.”

Stay warm (and classy!), Murfreesboro!

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