Republicans and Democrats both appear to believe they have the upper hand, politically and substantively, in the tax debate.
Democrats have called on the House to pass the Senate plan, noting that a proposal to pass all Bush-era rates already has been shot down in the Senate.
But Republicans have said that, given the stagnant economy, nobody’s tax rates should rise, and they accused Democrats of holding middle-class tax relief hostage while pushing to raise taxes on the highest earners.
The DCCC’s “Middle Class First Day” on Saturday will include both door-to-door campaigning and phone banking. In their release, the campaign committee also cited information from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center that said that the average person making over $1 million a year would get to keep an extra $130,000 under the GOP plan.
Those efforts will take place in Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.