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Forum Post: Americans Want Shared Sacrifice

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 15, 2011, 3:09 p.m. EST by OWS53 (11) from Blythe, CA
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As House and Senate leaders fine-tuned rival deficit reduction plans, Congress is on a path to do exactly what the American people don’t want. The American people have consistently stated, in poll after poll, that they want the wealthy and large corporations to pay their fair share of taxes and they want to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. In a recent Washington Post poll, 72 percent said Americans earning more than $250,000 a year should pay more in taxes.. Just recently the group called the Patriotic Millionaires agreed they should be taxed more, including billionaires that back the Buffet Rule. Congress is on track to give them the exact opposite: major cuts in the most important programs that the middle class needs and wants, and no sacrifice from the wealthy and the powerful. Cutting too much of the people social safety net at this time would be devastating to the economy and to the people.

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[-] 1 points by jomojo (562) 2 years ago

Well said.

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 2 years ago

I would agree with sacrificing the 0.5%, as long as it was a public sacrifice.

[-] 1 points by OccupyCentre (263) 2 years ago

Warren Buffett is a good guy. He should fire all banking executives who gets over $200,000 and not give any executive a bonus. That would be a good start.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Close the loopholes, bottom line.

[-] -2 points by REALamerican (241) 2 years ago

We don't need to raise taxes on the wealthy. Do you know what freaking percent they have to pay already? The key is closing the few loopholes that prevent them from paying it. They aren't saying they should pay a higher percentage, just that they should pay more.