Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), who is up for reelection in 2014, said he is undecided about whether to support another temporary extension of the Bush tax rates for all income brackets.
Republicans in Congress are pushing for another extension for the budget busting tax breaks for the wealthy that created our massive deficit. Pryor already voted against the Buffet Rule that would have required the wealthiest 1% of Americans. Back then he said:
There is no disputing that the wealthy should pay their fair share in taxes. This inequity should be fixed as part of broad tax reform, not as a political ploy meant to score points. A serious, bipartisan effort to reform the tax code could pass Congress and be signed into law, ensuring that employees no longer write larger checks to Uncle Sam than their CEOs.
But he’s still undecided on an extension of the tax cuts for the wealthy, despite those sentiments…
Senator Pryor, a Democrat In Name Only if ever there was one, needs some pressure put on him if he’s going to fight the right way on this. Just extending these tax cuts for a year costs ordinary Americans $36 billion while only benefiting 2% of Americans. Saying no to yet another extension of them should be a no brainer. Unfortunately, getting Mark Pryor to side with ordinary Arkansans is often a difficult task.
Call Senator Pryor’s office and tell him to vote no on an extension of tax cuts for the wealthy: