DC NAACP Vice President Mossi Tull Discusses Fiscal Cliff in Meeting with Vice President Biden

Tull Explains How Going Off the Fiscal Cliff Will Hurt His Middle Class Family

(Washington, DC)  – DC NAACP Second Vice President Mossi Tull spoke with Vice President Joe Biden during a lunch today at Metro Diner 29 in Arlington, Virginia and explained why he is worried about our nation falling off the fiscal cliff. Tull is one of millions of middle class families who could see an estimated $2,000 tax increase if Congress does not act soon.

“A $2,000 dollar tax increase would severely impact our ability to save for our son’s education,” stated Tull. “With college tuition rates on the rise, every extra dollar we can save now counts.”

Tull is a husband, the father of a two-year-old son, and an employee at his family’s small business.  Like most Americans, Mossi is a middle-class family man who wants his son to succeed in life, which starts with a good education.  That is why Mossi and his wife have already begun saving college. 

Mossi was one of several middle class citizens who had lunch with Vice President Biden to discuss what a tax increase would mean to them.

"This is no time to add any additional burden for middle class people," Biden remarked to the group, according to the White House pool report.

As Tull told Vice President Biden, his ability to save for his son’s education will suffer a huge blow if his taxes shoot up by an estimated $2,000. In the sixteen years until his son is ready for college, this increase would add up to $30,000 less for his son’s college fund. That could also mean $30,000 more that his son would have to take out in student loans.

“Mossi's not alone,” said Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the National NAACP. “Families from coast to coast would feel the added burden of this crisis.  Congress needs to put aside partisanship and do what we can all agree on: extending tax cuts for America’s hardest working families.”

Jealous met with President Obama in early November to discuss the fiscal cliff and its impact on the African American community and people of color.

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To interview Mr. Tull, email Ben Wrobel at bwrobel@naacpnet.org

 Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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