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Faith and Freedom Calls for Protecting Families and Charities During Fiscal Cliff Talks

For Immediate Release: December 12, 2012 ATLANTA, GA – The Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC) urges all Congressmen to oppose proposals during negotiations surrounding the “fiscal cliff” and subsequent tax reform discussions that would limit the child tax credit or amelioration of the marriage penalty for middle-class families with children, and reduce or eliminate the tax deductibility of charitable contributions. “The intact, loving family is the most successful department of health, education, and welfare ever conceived,” said Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition. “We urge Congress to preserve the $1,000 child tax credit and recommend its dollar value be indexed to inflation.  Our ultimate goal is to increase the child tax credit to $2,000 for all families with children to allow more Americans to reach the middle class.” “We oppose all efforts to eliminate or limit the tax deductibility of charitable contributions. This proposal is a dagger aimed at the heart of the faith community, including local churches, the Salvation Army, and faith-based charities serving the poor and marginalized,” said Reed. “Neither they, nor middle-class families with children, nor the poor and needy should be innocent victims if Congress and the Administration fail to adequately address our nation’s fiscal ills.” The Faith and Freedom Coalition is a grassroots organization committed to supporting America’s core values, such as faith, hard work, marriage, family, personal responsibility, and helping the least among us.  FFC is dedicated to educating, equipping, and mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens.  FFC members are working nationwide to pursue public policy goals that strengthen families, promote time-honored values, protect the dignity of life and marriage, lower the tax burden on small business and families, and require government to tighten its belt and live within its means.   Fiscal Cliff Letter from Ralph Reed

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