William (aka Bill the Godfather)

William (aka Bill the Godfather)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Obama Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday will call for a new minimum tax rate for individuals making more than $1 million a year to ensure that they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings as middle-income taxpayers, according to administration officials.

With a special joint Congressional committee starting work to reach a bipartisan budget deal by late November, the proposal adds a new and populist feature to Mr. Obama’s effort to raise the political pressure on Republicans to agree to higher revenues from the wealthy in return for Democrats’ support of future cuts from Medicare and Medicaid.

Mr. Obama, in a bit of political salesmanship, will call his proposal the “Buffett Rule,” in a reference to Warren E. Buffett, the billionaire investor who has complained repeatedly that the richest Americans generally pay a smaller share of their income in federal taxes than do middle-income workers, because investment gains are taxed at a lower rate than wages.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While I am a conservative, I am sick of the games that both parties are playing. I am willing to endure some amount of tax to reduce the deficit. That said, is this the only song he knows? I want to see some serious budget reductions on the books before I hear this tune again!

Nikolaus