EXCLUSIVE: Wealthy LGBT voices heard on ‘fiscal cliff’

The Washington Post
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December 7, 2012
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We have heard from quite a few constituencies of late about the need for President Obama and Congress to come to a deal over the so-called “fiscal cliff.”  On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of governors made their views clear. Today, an unprecedented letter  from wealthy gay and lesbian Americans dropped on the congressional leadership in both parties calling on them to “work with President Obama to avoid the fiscal cliff with a balanced approach, and to preserve the middle class tax cuts while allowing tax cuts for millionaires like us expire.” What, you thought the gays only cared about gay marriage? The letter to Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from 24 gay and lesbian 1-percenters highlights the negative economic impact going over the fiscal cliff would have on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) households.