Dear Congresswoman McCarthy,
I am one of your new constituents from Wantagh, writing to ask your personal position concerning extending the Bush-era tax cuts which will expire at the end of 2012 unless renewed by Congress and signed into law by the President. Having read the glaring headline, “White House’s Dire Tax Prediction” this week, I am concerned that mine may be among the 114 million families with earnings under $250,000 who will be facing a $1,600 federal tax increase in 2013 because of an ideological standoff in Congress.
Hopefully, your response will be thoughtful and transcend the “Party Line” which is, paraphrasing Senator Patty Murphy (D-Washington), if there is no deal by January then her party (your party) would be willing to let all the tax cuts expire to put pressure on the other party (my party), at the expense of my family and many others in your Congressional District. Prior to finalizing your response, may I suggest that you review the age data in the Nassau County voter registration rolls and consider the large percentage of us Baby Boomers who are rapidly approaching retirement age and moving into reduced and fixed-income status as we enter our “golden years”.
Thank you for your consideration of this request. I look forward to hearing from you.