Spotlight Obama/Biden:Try out our new tax calculator

>James Kvaal – Policy Director, []

Obama - Biden

If you’re like most middle-class Americans, Mitt Romney wants to raise your taxes.

President Obama? He’s cut them already, and would extend middle-class tax cuts into his second term.

We’ve put together a new tax calculator — go check it out. It’ll ask you to enter some basic information, then you can see — side by side — what the Obama and Romney tax plans mean for you.

This isn’t our analysis — it’s the conclusion of report released by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center this week. They dug into the details of Romney’s plan, ran the numbers, and determined how it all shakes out for real people.

In this case, the numbers only tell one story: Middle-class families with children will pay an average of $2,000 more in taxes under Romney. And multi-millionaires would see an average $250,000 tax cut.

In other words, Mitt Romney’s plan asks 125 families (roughly) to foot the bill for just one of the big tax cuts he’d give out to folks at the very top.

Meanwhile, President Obama is working to extend the middle-class tax cuts worth $2,220 a year to a typical family. But Mitt Romney and his allies in Congress oppose these tax cuts unless they are attached to even more large tax cuts for the most fortunate families, putting the middle class at risk of another tax increase at the end of this year.

The Romney campaign disputes this new nonpartisan report, but it won’t provide a single new detail about just how they’d pay for their millionaires’ tax cut without raising taxes on middle-class families.

It’s not hard to understand why they don’t want to talk about the actual numbers here. But if they have a secret tax plan, they ought to put it on the table.

Use our tax calculator — then pass it around:

More to come — thanks,


James Kvaal
Policy Director
Obama for America

Paid for by Obama for America

If that is not your preferred email address, you can update your information here.
We believe that emails are a vital way for the campaign to stay in direct contact
with supporters. Click here if you’d like to unsubscribe from these messages.
This campaign is a community, and all ideas are welcome.
We appreciate any feedback you might have — positive or negative.
Click here to contact the campaign with any questions or concerns.

OFA Colorado: Organizing in a Town Near You

Published on Aug 3, 2012 by BarackObamadotcom

Get involved in Colorado: http://OFA.BO/HT8kD5

In 2008, we built an unprecedented grassroots movement. We’re still here.

We’re in: Longmont, Brighton, Silverthorne, Boulder, East Pueblo, Arvada, Denver, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Colorado Springs, Thornton, Aurora, Greeley, Boulder, Durango, Glenwood Springs, Loveland, Longmont, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Fountain, Woodland Park, Brighton, Broomfield, Commerce City, Steamboat Springs–with more locations to come.

November 6h is just around the corner. Find an office near you.

Faces of Change: “Our Jobs Come from the Wind.”

Published on Aug 3, 2012 by BarackObamadotcom

Are you in?

President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy is making America more energy independent by reducing our dependence on foreign oil and investing in renewable energy. President Obama’s policies have benefited small businesses like Heron Wind Manufacturing.

Steve Smiley, president and CEO of Heron Wind, wants to do good work that improves society. Wind-generated electricity has doubled since President Obama took office. But as Steve says, it needs to continue:

“There are unlimited renewable resources and the technology is ready. We just need good policy. And that’s why it’s really critical we have leaders like President Obama who are going to broadly support new and better policies.”

Check out the video then say you’re in:

Print Friendly, PDF & Email