Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), working families and small business owners, along with the activist group The Action, took to Capitol Hill on Friday to tell Congress to reject tax breaks for the richest Americans and to avoid raising taxes on middle-class families. The group gathered beneath a massive Times Square-style disco ball, where a New Year's Eve-like countdown was held to show that Republicans were planning to "drop the ball" on working families.
The event is part of an ongoing series sponsored by The Action.
The group states:
The election is over, and it’s time to make it count. Grassroots power is not just for elections.
Congress has until Dec. 31 to make a critical and historic choice. They can ask the richest 2% of Americans to pay their fair share, or they can put more money in wealthy pockets at the expense of the struggling middle class.
There is too much money and power in too few hands, and the system is rigged to keep it that way. It’s time to level the playing field. It’s time to make things right.
The first step is telling Congress, loud and clear: Don’t give more tax breaks to the people who need them least.