The Republicans state that they will not vote to let the Bush tax cuts expire for the middle class unless the tax cuts include the wealthy.

To the editor:

The Republicans state that they will not vote to let the Bush tax cuts expire for the middle class unless the tax cuts include the wealthy. They say it would cause small-business problems. Only 3 percent of taxpayers make more than $250,000. In addition, the tax cuts for the wealthy would not be paid for by adding to the deficit. The Republicans continue to back Wall Street and large corporations. What about the rest of us?