Letter: Congress should avoid ‘cliff’-hanger

December 21, 2012
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Congress is pushing us towards a fiscal cliff, but this doesn’t need to be a “cliff”-hanger. There are things both sides agree on and can do right now. For starters, Sen. Scott Brown and other elected officials should simply extend tax cuts for the middle class, something just about everyone agrees on.

I’m tired of watching Congress act like spoiled children, and I’m not alone. Unless party leaders take action, their wrangling over controversial tax cuts for the rich could mean taxes on the middle class go up by an average of $1,600 on Jan. 1.

I think a cliffhanger ending might be good theater, but American families deserve better.

Hassan Mirza

Jamaica Plain

Editor’s Note: The writer is a member of Massachusetts Fair Share, which held a petition drive in favor of preserving middle-class tax cuts in JP earlier this month.