Support President Obama's Plan for the "Warren Buffett Rule"
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House Republicans
Ohio-08
Rep. John Boehner

Support President Obama's Plan for the "Warren Buffett Rule"

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      Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

President Obama has thrown down the gauntlet and demanded Congress examine our tax code to ensure everyone is paying their fair share.

In a Rose Garden speech, the President said:

“It is wrong that in the United States of America a teacher or a nurse or a construction worker who earns $50,000 should pay higher tax rates than somebody pulling in $50 million.

Anybody who says we can't change the tax code to correct that, anyone who has signed some pledge to protect every single tax loophole so long as they live, they should be called out.”

And he's right. It's time to call out Republicans who are putting millionaire tax breaks before middle class jobs.

One of President Obama's key proposals is the "Warren Buffett Rule," which is quite simple: people making more than $1 million a year should pay at least the same percentage of their income in taxes as middle-class taxpayers.

It's just common sense that the only way out of our economic difficulties is everyone contributing their fair share, and implementing the "Warren Buffett Rule" is an important first step.

Take action today and tell Speaker Boehner and House Republicans that it's time everyone contributes what's fair. Enough with the Tea Party games. If they want to stick to their “my way or the highway” strategy, it’s up to us to show them the off-ramp.

To:
House Republicans
Rep. John Boehner, Ohio-08
Greetings,

I urge you to support President Obama's "Warren Buffett Rule" which would mean millionaires pay at least the same percentage of their income in taxes as middle-class taxpayers.

It's just common sense that the only way out of our economic difficulties is everyone contributing their fair share.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Lurline McCulloch HOBART, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Stamp out self-centred greed and look for a fairer more equitable standard for society.

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    • Don Phillips MIDLAND
      • over 2 years ago

      Mr. Boehnor , how could you or anyone oppose this plan? It is rooted in basic fairness and equality .....

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    • Brian Moe SOUTH BELOIT, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Oh no...they might have to sell one of their yachts :(. These people that don't pay a fair share like us middle class are thieves. Simple as that!

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    • Marilyn Daves AURORA, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      This is FAIR.

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    • Andrea Walker AUSTIN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      It is easier for those with excess to live with less and those with less to live with more. What if we all paid the same percent of our income in taxes? Then we'd all have live with the same amount of less.

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