December 03, 2012 at 14:04 PM EST
Read Some More Stories from the Middle Class Tax Cut Debate
In the past week, more than 300,000 people have spoken up about the importance of extending the middle-class tax cuts. More than 100,000 stories have been sent in to the White House website alone , and they continue to make for powerful reading. Here's another round of stories from Americans from all over the country that were too good for us not to share: Nan, California -- I'm a single mom with a daughter in high school. As a nurse, I make a good income, and I've been saving to help my daughter afford a college education. I can't add to savings for college and pay an additional $2000. in taxes." Nathan, Oklahoma -- It means helping our four kids have what they need for school and paying the extra medical and dental bills that crop up annually. This is a huge amount for a family our size on our incomes. Christopher, Tennessee -- Being a father of 2 supporting a middle class family, $2000 is a huge amount of money. It would help pay for our children's medical bills and help to build a savings for their future. Virginia, Texas -- $2000 means prescriptions for my multiple sclerosis and my husband's high blood pressure. It means tuition for the boy we're putting through college. Pamela, New York -- Money to help my 70 yr old mother cover her medical and daily expenses. Sonya, Nevada -- $2,000 will allow me to give more to charities that have a greater need because there is still far too many people are hurting. Jared, Michigan -- It means about 3 months of childcare for my son. Shania, North Carolina -- $2,000 is my mortgage payment + Water bill + Gas bill + Electric bill + Gas for the car + life insurance payment for 1 month. Julie, Ohio -- $2,000 is 3 months of rent. I need this. Joshua, Maine -- A tax increase of $2,000 would mean that I would need to find an additional job. Learn more Extending the middle class tax cuts is the right thing to do .  Read  President Obama's message to the White House email list .  See  what people are saying on Twitter: What $2,000 Means to Me .
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