The Commonwealth Foundation today launched a new effort to collect names of Pennsylvania lawmakers who agree with President Obama when he said “In an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.”
Here is the most recent list of lawmakers who support this statement. If your legislator in not on the list, you can find their contact information and email them here.
Several legislators joined the Commonwealth Foundation in the Capitol Rotunda earlier today to affirm: 1) â€œYes, We Can!â€? balance the budget, protect public safety and human services, and educate our children without raising taxes; and 2) â€œWe Agree!â€? with President Barack Obamaâ€™s statement.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was one of many media outlets that carried the story as it happened:
“In a rare move, the Republican legislators, led by House Minority Leader Sam Smith of Punxsutawney, said they agreed with a statement made last September by then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who said now is “the wrong time to raise taxes on the middle class.””