What Do Education Support Professionals And Warren Buffet’s Secretary Have In Common? > NEA

30 Mar

They pay more in taxes than billionaire investor Warren Buffet! Our nation’s tax laws are out of whack. It is not fair that a bus driver, a custodian, and Warren Buffet’s own secretary pay more in taxes than our nation’s richest individuals.

To help give everyone a fair shot and ensure that everyone pays his or her fair share, President Obama proposed the “Buffet Rule” during his State of the Union Address in January. The Rule would require those making more than $1 million a year to pay at least a 30 percent tax rate. Most income from capital gains and dividends – which makes up much of the earnings of America’s wealthiest citizens – is currently taxed at only a 15 percent rate.

On Tax Day – April 15th – the Senate will vote on the Paying a Fair Share Act (S. 2230). The bill, introduced by Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) would implement the Buffet Rule. In doing so, it would help choose the right vision for America – the one in which every American contributes to economic recovery and all have the hope and the help they need to succeed.

Take Action Today! Tell your Senators to vote YES on the Paying a Fair Share Act.

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