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In our commitment to reduce obscene, ugly, and cruel inequality in the US, we have to look at tax policy. Today tax policy serves to widen the gap between the rich and the rest of us. We can dramatically reduce the debt and deficit just by making our tax policy more reasonable and fair. Senator Bernie Sanders has laid out such a plan which we all should consider a guide and goal for the tax side of our struggle against inequality. NOTHING IN THIS PLAN WOULD RAISE TAXES FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS!
The Senator proposes to tax millionaires make from selling stocks or from shareholder profits at the same rate as taxes paid for work. If we pay 20%-30% of our working income in taxes, why should the rich only pay 13% on what they make by sitting on their butts?
Senator Bernie Sanders also proposes removing tax incentives for offshoring jobs. Those tax incentives are insane.
As Senator Sanders suggests we must establish a fee for reckless behavior on Wall St. If their reckless behavior caused our economic crisis and they refuse to discipline themselves, then we must.
Please read all Sen. Sanders proposals and UNDERSTAND THERE IS NO SANE OR MORAL REASON TO CUT SOCIAL SECURITY OR MEDICARE OR MEDICAID.
Please stop right now and call both your Senators and your Representative at 202-224-3121 and TELL THEM NO CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, OR MEDICAID!
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