— and make millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share toward reducing our debt
When our teachers, police officers, and firefighters earn a paycheck, they often pay a higher percentage in taxes than executives of the largest and most profitable corporations. It makes no sense.
The Buffett rule — named after the billionaire investor who actually asked to pay more in taxes — would make sure that middle-class families do not pay a higher percentage than millionaires and billionaires.
There’s a groundswell of support for the Buffett rule — more than 95% of those who responded to my recent online poll support it and so do the Missourians I talked to when I was home last week.
Now it's time to take the next step, and I want you to take it with me.
Let's send a message to the 12 members of the congressional super committee — who are now in discussions about how to get our national debt under control — by signing a petition urging them to include the Buffett rule in their final proposal.
Click here to add your name to my petition urging the members of the super committee to support the Buffett rule — and make millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share toward reducing our debt.
Continuing to give millionaires and billionaires tax giveaways while the middle class is struggling is no way to solve our debt problem.
While I'm fighting to protect Medicare and Social Security, Republicans are coddling the millionaires and billionaires who line their campaign coffers.
But if we keep the public pressure on, I'm confident we can convince a simple majority of the super committee members to stand with middle-class families across America. That's what we need.
After you've signed, please forward this email to your friends and family, urging them to join you. To make an impact, we're going to need to demonstrate overwhelming support.