Congress may have adjourned until after the November midterm elections without making a decision on next year's taxation policy, but that hasn't stopped tax cuts proponents from launching an intense ad campaign.
The nationwide initiative — sponsored by Liberty Central, a nonprofit organization that helps citizens fight for liberty — appears on a range of conservative websites, including Rush Limbaugh's. It aims to gather 100,000 signatures for a petition against the tax hikes that will result if Congress fails to extend the cuts passed by the George W. Bush administration 10 years ago.
The ads also blast the decision not to vote on the issue until the lame-duck session of Congress after the elections.
"It's frightening to think how little restraint Congress will exercise after its members are no longer campaigning," said Sarah Field, Liberty Central COO and general counsel.
"They've already demonstrated time and time again that they're willing to cast aside their constituents in pursuit of a narrowly-defined political agenda," she added.
The campaign is part of the "October is Mobilization Month" initiative, through which Liberty Central works to get out the vote in the run-up to the elections.