Press Release

Statement on Passage of the Fiscal Cliff Deal

“Republicans have finally recognized what most Americans have known for years: the wealthy can afford to pay more in taxes,” said Michael Kink, Executive Director of the Strong Economy For All Coalition. “Progressive tax reform just makes sense when we’ve got the worst income inequality in modern history. New Yorkers should continue to press Congress over the coming weeks to do less for big corporations and the very rich — and more for low-income, working and middle class families. That means protecting Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid, and that means investing in job creation that will lead to broader prosperity and a stronger economy.”

Thanks to all who participated in New York actions over the past month: 28 in-the-streets events, three statewide call-in days generating thousands of calls to Congress, four statewide conference call teach-ins and updates with hundreds of participants, a detailed report on high-end income & entitlement disparities, several hard-hitting op-eds, dozens of letters to the editor, small-scale teach-ins and meet-ups, a large-scale Facebook campaign and hundreds of tweets — all in just five weeks.