We have a lot of work to do in America: jobs to create, infrastructure to build, clean energy to generate, homeowners to save, teachers to hire and student debt to retire.
And we can’t pay for it so long as we keep the Bush-era policy of absurdly low taxes for the 1%. As Warren Buffett, one of America’s richest men, points out, it is simply ridiculous that the multi-millionaires are paying lower tax rates than their secretaries.
On Monday, the Senate will take a vote on common sense. They will vote on the Buffett Rule — establishing a minimum tax rate of 30% on any income over $2 million.
Right-wing zealots want the Senate to filibuster it. The lobbyists of the 1% are packing the halls of Congress. We need to be heard, now.