If we get that done, a lot of the other stuff is gonna be a lot easier.
So in light of just sort of spreading this message, I’m going to be visiting Pennsylvania on Friday to talk with folks at a small business there that are trying to make sure that they’re filling their Christmas orders. And I’ll go anywhere, and I’ll do whatever it takes to get this done. It’s too important for Washington to screw this up.
Now’s the time for us to work on what we all agreed to, which is let’s keep middle class taxes low. That’s what our economy needs, that’s what the American people deserve, and if we get this part of it right, then a lot of the other issues surrounding deficit reduction in a fair and balanced and responsible way are going to be a whole lot easier, and if we get this wrong, the economy is going to go south, it’s going to be much more difficult to balance our budgets and deal with our deficits because if the economy is not strong, that means more money is going out on things like unemployment insurance, and less money is coming in in terms of tax receipts, and it actually just makes our deficit worse.
So we really need to get this right. I can only do it with the help of the American people, so tweet -- what was that again? My2k -- tweet using the hashtag my2k or email, post it on a member of Congress’ Facebook wall, do what it takes to communicate a sense of urgency. We don’t have a lot of time here. We’ve got a few weeks to get this thing done.
We could get it done tomorrow. Now, optimistically, I don’t think we’re going to get it done tomorrow.
But I tell you, if everybody here goes out of their way to make their voices heard and spread the word to your friends and your family, your coworkers, your neighbors, then I am confident that we will get it done, and we will put America on the right track, not just for next year, but for many years to come.
Alright? Thank you very much everybody.