The Arc at the Table with President Obama to Discuss Tax Cuts for the Middle Class, Budget and Medicaid

Last week, The Arc’s CEO Peter Berns participated in a small meeting with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior economic advisors about the President’s goal to stop middle class tax increases and to raise revenues to help invest in the nation and reduce the deficit.  The discussion centered on the urgency of passing a plan to avert raising taxes on the middle class and to raise revenues to finance the federal government without allowing drastic cuts to programs that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and other vulnerable groups rely on, like education, housing, and employment.  These cuts are scheduled to take place on January 1, 2013, along with the expiration of a variety of tax provisions. To read more visit our blog.