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If anything should differentiate the difference between Democrats and Republicans, it should be the issue on weather or not we extend the Bush tax cuts for America's Super Rich. Yet, it's been reported the White House is on the verge of striking a deal with Republicans which would extend the Bush tax cuts for the top 2%. They've given up without a fight.

We can still stop this in the Senate. But it's going to take all of us, working together, to put enough pressure on them to stop the millionaire bailout-even if President Obama won't.

That's why our group, Venice For Change, is joining progressive allies at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Democracy for America, CREDO Action, True Majority and SEIU for today's emergency call-in day.

Call your Senators and tell them, "No tax bailouts for millionaires!"
Click on this link to get a script and contact numbers for your Senators.

From our friends and MoveOn.org:

If the Republicans are so committed to stopping tax relief for middle class families unless tax breaks for millionaires are extended too, then they should have to defend that position out in the open-not by forcing back-room deals.

They should have to vote over and over and over again against relief for struggling families so the American people can see that their millionaire donors are more important to them than their constituents. They should have to engage in an old-fashioned filibuster, and defend their position on the Senate floor all day, every day and straight through the night.

That is what the American people want the Senate to do. A new poll from CBS shows that only 26% of voters want the tax breaks for millionaires extended.

But time is short so if we want the Senate to fight, they need to hear from us today.

Call your Senators and tell them, "No tax bailouts for millionaires!"
Click on this link to get a script and contact numbers for your Senators.

Folks, I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again. WE have to be the changes we're looking for. It's up to us.

Make the calls.


UPDATE
If you can't get through to the DC offices, try your Senator's state offices.

Go to this link, type in your home address, and your Senators will come up. Go to the "contact" tab to find their home offices and numbers.


UPDATE #2
Even if your Senators are Republicans, make the calls. Better yet, encourage your Republican friends to make the calls. Why? Read this from the comments:

I called Cardin and Mikulski.  Even my republican evangelical next door neighbor is saying, "It seems like they could at least be willing to draw a line at a million dollars a year."  If even republicans are saying it's common sense to let some of the tax cuts expire, why can't democrats do the right thing?  How demoralizing.



UPDATE #3
If you haven't done so, please rec this diary. The goal is to keep it up on the rec list for the rest of the business day so we can get in as many phone calls as possible before congressional offices close.

Originally posted to msblucow on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 10:56 AM PST.

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