Rally planned today outside Kelly’s office

   December 10, 2012 9:34 am    2


While Congress and President Barack Obama continue to tackle the “fiscal cliff” concerns, a coalition of concerned citizens plans action today at noon in Erie.

Congressman Mike Kelly

Community leaders, seniors, students, working families and people with disabilities are expected to call on U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, of Butler, R-3rd Dist., and U.S. Sen Bob Casey, D-Pa., to support a deal in which the wealthy would pay a fair share in taxes and tax cuts would be extended for the middle class.

They also want to protect programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.

The rally will be outside Kelly’s office at the Intermodal Transportation Center on Erie’s east bayfront.

A news release states that “Kelly Claus” and his eves will give out lumps of coal to represent potentially drastic cuts.

— John Guerriero




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2 Responses to “Rally planned today outside Kelly’s office”

  1. Tom says:

    At what point will these people realize there is no more money? We are broke as a nation. The wealthy already pay the vast majority of the taxes. And enough with this “fair share” nonsense. A fair share would imply that these people who consume the entitlements and pay nothing, would pay something into getting these entitlement. Aside from medicare and social security, which is paid into, most of the entitlement spending goes to those who get something for nothing.

  2. Doug says:

    The “wealthy” already are in the highest tax brackets in the world while nearly half the US population pays no taxes at all. If anybody needs to pay their fair share it’s those who pay nothing at all. I VAT tax on all goods would affect everyone equality. Couple that with the elimination of the income tax and you would have a fair system.

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