The richest 1% in the United States now own more wealth than the bottom 90%. Even more shocking is that some of the wealthiest people in this country pay less in taxes than the average worker.
This cannot be allowed to continue. Everyone must pay their fair share.
The only way to fix this is to close all loop holes and eliminate tax shelters, while lowering taxes on working families and raising taxes on the ultra-wealthy and big corporations.
There’s no reason the top 1% should be getting rich off the backs of working Americans. Millionaires and multinationals should support their country–just like the rest of us.
It’s time we stopped systematically shifting the tax burden to the middle class, while gutting our most vital social programs and running up record deficits. This is literally robbing average Americans to pay for the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Let’s change our tax system so that it benefits all Americans and reflects every individual’s contribution to our democracy.
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