P. wrote in:
I would have to move back home with my parents. I’m a student who has to work full time and go to school full time, often during the semester. I live in an area where it isn’t very cheap to live and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunities it has brought me. However, due to not being eligible for much financial aid, whether through scholarships or loans, I have to work full time to support my education. If I lost that $85 per paycheck, I wouldn’t be able to accomplish what I’m doing anymore and my education would stop here for at least a year, if not permanently.
If Congress fails to extend middle-class tax cuts, what would losing $85 a paycheck mean to you?
What $85 a paycheck means to lostandfoundliz:
I make “too much” to qualify for assistance with programs that help my autistic teen learn coping skills for life when I’m not here. So $90 a month goes to a Tae Kwon Do program geared specifically to autistic kids. If I lose even a little of my income - which goes paycheck to paycheck - that’s one of many things I’d lose.
Responding to our question about what you’d have to give up if Congress doesn’t extend $85-a-paycheck middle-class tax cuts that President Obama’s fighting for, alliecattmeow sent this in:
As a low wage worker trying to pay through college I’d have to give up either gas for my car for a whole month, or food in my pantry for an entire week.
It matters to me. Health Care matters to me too.
So, I’ll be picking up an extra shift each week to give your campaign at least 85 dollars out of each of my paychecks until you get reelected!
This is amazing and you are amazing. Thank you.
I’m calling on Congress to extend the tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans who make less than $250,000 for another year. If Congress doesn’t do this, millions of American families could see their taxes go up by $2,200 starting on January 1st of next year. And that would be a big blow to working families, and it would be a drag on the entire economy.
President Obama this morning. What would you have to give up if you lost $85 a paycheck?