Buffett Rule vote on Monday! Tell your Senators to make the ultra-rich pay their fair share.

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On Monday, the Senate will take a vote on the Buffett Rule, a bill to make millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share.

Right-wing zealots — who are opposed to raising taxes on anyone at anytime forever — want the Senate to filibuster it. The lobbyists of the 1% are packing the halls of Congress. So we need to be heard, now.

Will you message your Senators right now and tell them to vote for the Buffett Rule?

We saw the need for the Buffett Rule when Mitt Romney revealed his taxes. Worth over $250 million, Romney paid a tax rate of 13.9% on an income of millions. The police who protect him pay a higher rate than that.

Our country isn’t broke, but we can’t afford a tax code riddled with loopholes that allow the wealthiest Americans to dodge paying their fair share. The Buffett Rule is only the first step, but it at least puts a limit to the tax dodging.

Yet Senate conservatives are committed to filibustering this common sense step, and no doubt will be handsomely rewarded by ultra-rich donors.

We cannot let the Senate continue to be hijacked by this sliver of the 1%. Senators will hear from their lobbyists. Let’s make certain that they hear from the 99% as well.

Click here to tell the Senate: Pass the Buffett Rule now.

7 Comments »

  1. Gary and Maria April 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Everyone, including the wealthy MUST pay their fair share if we are to call this country a democracy.

  2. Ben Cook April 14, 2012 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Our deficit and debt was generated from a lack of revenue spanning two administrations. To get our house in order it will take increasing our revenues and cutting some programs. It will take both approaches to confont our nation’s fiscal problems.

  3. Elaine Decker April 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    A more just law has never been put forth. Think of us who work the hardest yet pay the most.

  4. latisha jackson April 15, 2012 at 11:23 am - Reply

    i vote yes and support the buffet bill rule

  5. Charles Layne April 16, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Sorry. I like the “Romney Rule”; all pay at the rate Romney pays; 13.9% income tax rate and a smashing 0.1346% to FICA!

  6. Joe Late April 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Please support this fair bill.
    Thank you!

  7. Rick Fagan April 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Odd that the President and Senate would spend so much time on such an insignificant item. The result of this change amounts to covering a couple of days worth of Government spending. Shouldn’t our representatives be working on fixing the items that would make a significant difference. This makes for good talking points for the weak minded. How about we hold our elected officials to fixing the waste that continues to go on, and on, and on.

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