How the fiscal cliff can impact Latino families

NBC Latino

For some, the term “fiscal cliff” is a wonky phrase thrown around cable tv world.  But it’s not an abstraction to Cynthia Rodriguez, who heads Congreso de Latinos Unidos, a multi-service non-profit in Philadelphia.

“What will Congress and the White House do to  make sure families don’t lose access to refundable tax credits, and how to make sure gains and opportunities stay intact for the neediest families?” asked Rodriguez, who says the average Latino family her agency sees makes $20,000 a year, and lives in one of the country’s poorest – and hungriest – congressional districts. Rodriguez was one of hundreds of community service professionals who participated in a conference call sponsored by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) on the impact of the ‘fiscal cliff.’

So what is the fiscal cliff?  In essence, it boils down to this. At the end of the month, a series of  tax…

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