Dozens of groups to call for end to Bush tax cuts for the wealthy

"Millions of people are out of work and small businesses are hurting," USAction program director Cassandra McKee said in prepared remarks. "Yet John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer top Treasury official to head private equity group GOP strategist Steve Schmidt denounces party, will vote for Democrats Zeal, this time from the center MORE and Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPolitical figures pay tribute to Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer dies at the age of 68 Overnight Energy: EPA declines to write new rule for toxic spills | Senate blocks move to stop Obama water rule | EPA bought 'tactical' pants and polos MORE want to spend $700 billion over the next ten years to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of taxpayers. This is the tax fight of 2010. Will we travel a patch that is unaffordable and unsustainable or will we bring fiscal responsibility to Washington?"

The fate of the Bush tax cuts has gotten murkier since lawmakers returned to Washington just a few days ago. As an increasing number of Democrats join Republicans in wanting to extend all of the tax cuts, Democratic leaders have become more entrenched in calling for only the middle-class tax cuts to survive beyond December.

The division is making it more likely that Congress will not address the issue until after November's election, according to several sources. If accurate, lawmakers will have less than two months to reach an agreement on the tax cuts before they expire in January and every paycheck in America gets hit with a tax hike.