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on 20 July 2012 12:01:44 PM. © The Politics of Jamie Sanderson
Did you know?
- People who earn more than $1 million a year get an average tax break of $143,000 from the Bush-era tax cuts
- People making about $50,000 a year get an average tax break of about $1,000
- More than two dozen big corporations paid no federal income taxes in the last four years.
Americans are sick and tired of an unfair tax system that rewards the richest two percent, while sticking the middle class with the tab. According to a study released this week by the Pew Research Center
, Americans agree by a 2-1 margin that scrapping the Bush tax cuts for the richest two percent will help improve the economy and create a fairer tax system.
Simply put ? the current system isn?t right. Our nation can?t afford to give more special tax breaks to the top two percent. To strengthen our economy and reduce the deficit, we need everyone
to do his or her part, and that includes the richest two percent. We need to target tax cuts to the middle class, as President Obama has proposed
, not to the richest in our nation. We need you to speak up and tell Congress what is right!
Educators and other members of the middle class need to make sure our voices are heard. Tell Congress
? no more special treatment for the top two percent; everyone has to play by the same rules.
The Senate could vote as early as next week on extending tax cuts for the middle class. The House is scheduled to vote the week of July 30 on extending all of the expiring tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest two percent. Take Action Today:
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