The Illinois 10th Congressional District Democratic Nominee, Brad Schneider, released the following statement after President Barack Obama urged Congress to extend middle-class tax cuts for another year
"Today I echo the President's call to end the failed top-down economic policies and focus on rebuilding the middle class. We cannot raise taxes on middle-class families -- period. For middle-class families who have used tax savings to buy groceries and help put their kids through college, we must make sure that tax cuts are extended and preserved. Unfortunately, Congressman Dold has once again aligned himself with Tea Party Republicans in Washington who want to give these tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans and huge corporations, like big oil companies. We need leadership in Congress to put the middle class and small businesses first."