WASHINGTON, DC - After President Obama delivered a speech on the importance of extending tax cuts for middle class families, Mary Kay Henry, President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following statement:
"Today, President Obama showed the leadership we need to restore fairness to our tax system. By calling on Congress to extend tax cuts for families making $250,000 or less, the President is standing up for the 99 percent and insisting that the wealthy pay their fair share.
"We all must pay our fair share in taxes. The President is leading the way, now it is time for Congress to take up the tax debate in a serious manner, extend tax cuts for middle class families and end tax giveaways to those who don't need them."