You've heard it by now: Warren Buffett's secretary pays a HIGHER tax rate than he does.1
It's not right—Buffett says so himself.2
Tax Day is on Tuesday, and progressives have a unique chance to amplify a simple message—"Tax the 1%"—through hundreds of coordinated protests across the nation. Taxing billionaires and companies like GE and Wells Fargo their fair share has to be a big issue in the fall election if we're going to see change—and this is the day of the year when the media is most likely to cover the story of our unfair tax system.
So MoveOn and dozens of allies have organized more than 200 bold, highly visible "Tax the 1%" protests to express our outrage that the super-rich and tax-dodging corporations are paying less in taxes than the rest of us. There's a Tax Day protest on Tuesday in Manhattan at 4:00 PM.
Can you attend?No, I can't make it.
Last year on Tax Day, progressives took to the streets to say that it's more than time for the 1% to pay their fair share. Protestors delivered giant-sized "tax bills" to tax-dodging corporations and got major media coverage: more than 200 TV stations, newspapers, and online media sources let millions of Americans know how unfair our tax system is. We can have an even bigger impact this year because the elections can shine a spotlight on issues like this.
Thanks for all you do.
–Garlin, Elena, Stephen, Robin, and the rest of the team
1. "'Buffett pays lower tax than his secretary..it's unfair,'" Business Standard, April 11, 2012 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=274407&id=39337-10220574-BdGvjRx&t=5
2. "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich," The New York Times, August 14, 2011
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