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Columbia, SC Mayor Backs Middle Class Tax Cut Framework

Mayor Benjamin Supports President’s Tax Compromise  

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin released the following statement today in support of President Barack Obama’s compromise tax proposal:
President Obama has won a major victory for the working families who need it the most by extending unemployment benefits, making raising a family, running a small business and going to college more affordable, and reducing the middle class tax burden by an additional 2%.
I fully support the President’s proposal and I urge Congress to look past the rhetoric, to follow his example, and to help the men and women struggling in cities like mine.