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.
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