Monday, August 22, 2011

Tax Millionaire$ $ Billionaire$...You Bet`Cha !

Tax Millionaire$ $ Billionaire$

Wow ! We were going for 200,000 signatures on this petition standing behind Warren Buffett's call to tax the rich fairly—and we've busted through to 285,000! But before we deliver it to every single member of Congress, we want to get over 350,000 Americans signed on. Can you add your name today ?

Click here to stand with Warren Buffett and demand higher taxes on the rich.
Dear Underdog Reader ,

Click here to sign your name:
"I stand with Warren Buffett. It's time for Congress to stop coddling the super-rich and make them pay their fair share."

Sign the Petition !

Multi-billionaire investor Warren Buffett just published a powerful op-ed in The New York Times with a simple message: Tax me !

Buffett said openly what all of us have been thinking—Washington needs to "stop coddling the super-rich."

The op-ed is already making a huge splash, but we need to make sure Congress can't ignore it. So we're joining with Rebuild the Dream on this petition. We're aiming to get 200,000 people to go on record saying that they stand with Warren Buffett and want the richest Americans to pay their fair share.

If we can get 200,000 signers, we'll deliver the Buffett op-ed, along with your signature, to every member of Congress.

Click here to stand with Warren Buffett and demand higher taxes on the rich.

Here's what the petition says: "I stand with Warren Buffett. It's time for Congress to stop coddling the super-rich and make them pay their fair share."

If you haven't already read it, here's an excerpt from Buffett's op-ed:

Our leaders have asked for "shared sacrifice." But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched.

While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks. Some of us are investment managers who earn billions from our daily labors but are allowed to classify our income as "carried interest," thereby getting a bargain 15 percent tax rate. Others own stock index futures for 10 minutes and have 60 percent of their gain taxed at 15 percent, as if they'd been long-term investors. These and other blessings are showered upon us by legislators in Washington who feel compelled to protect us, much as if we were spotted owls or some other endangered species.
It's nice to have friends in high places.
Pretty powerful stuff, right? Click below to add your name and stand with Warren Buffett:

Thanks for all you do.


Diane Quayle said...

Please, Warren---and other millionaires who wish to pay more TAXES--Just write a check to the feds!! Yes, we need a FLAT TAX---remember, 50% of Americans PAY NO TAXES AT ALL!! Just don't use that CLASS WARFARE------TACTIC!!
It isn't beneficial for ANY CLASS.
Diane Quayle, St. Louis MO 63111

Anonymous said...

The "poor" are not fighting in Afghanistan. Our military make good money and deserve it. The military don't fit in to a "class," they are dedicated to SERVING our country, not demanding our country SERVE them. Military members are FUNCTIONAL members of society, EARN their own money, MAKE their own way and DON'T ENVY others. They don't need handouts and can provide for themselves, so don't pity them. If more of the public conducted themselves like military members, we wouldn't need a zillion entitlement programs to meet their every need. And by the way, if all of you whiners out there want to be hedge fund managers, STOP YOUR CRYING AND DO IT!!!!! What's stopping you, except your entitlement mentality?

Stick a Fork in me, I`m Done ! said...

Dear Anonymous ; 8/26/11

I answer your insane comments, for only one reason ! What world do you live in ? The poor are FIGHTING FOR YOU AND I ! WAKE UP ! Flat TAX NO ! Percentage fair Tax YES ! Class WARFARE...You said that, I did`nt. I have a suggestion for you, Please stop reading my BLOG, You evidently can`t handle or recognize the TRUTH. Watch FOX, They will tell YOU, what YOU want to hear !. How bout signing your comments !
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