"Fiscal Cliff" Resolution
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WHEREAS President Barack Obama has decisively won re-election with the aid of thousands of volunteers nationwide who supported his plan to end the massive tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans enacted under President George W. Bush, while preserving the current tax rates for those earning less than $250,000, and preserving Medicare, Medicaide, and Social Security benefits, and
WHEREAS over 2/3 of voters polled, including over 1/2 of Republicans (most of whom didn't vote for him), support the president's plan, and
WHEREAS "negotiations" are currently underway to avoid the so-called "Fiscal Cliff," which will occur on January 1, 2013 when all tax rates are scheduled to go up for all Americans,
THEREFORE be it now resolved the Santa Clara Democratic Party urges President Obama and the Democratic representatives in Congress who are currently engaged in these negotiations to adhere to the president's original plan and strongly resist any attempts to change or weaken it, or otherwise prevent the wealthiest among us from paying their fair share of taxes, and
THEREFORE be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution shall be delivered to all members of the California Congressional delegation and California's 2 United States Senators.
Adopted by SCCDCC, December 6, 2012