Revenue

Progressive Groups Unite to Fight Budget Cuts

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In response to the push for spending cuts to limit growth in the federal deficit, MoveOn.org, United for a Fair Economy, and Rebuild the Dream are trying to build support for a different approach, with new revenue and more stimulus spending to create jobs. Interview on BNN News with the Senior Organizer on Federal Tax Policy from United for a Fair Economy, Lee Farris. 

Responsible Wealth Members Call B.S. on Bachmann

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In response to Warren Buffett's demand that the U.S. government "stop coddling the super-rich" with low tax rates, Rep. Michelle "Who Needs Facts?" Bachmann proposed that Buffett simply "write a big check." Responsible Wealth members and UFE's Lee Farris blasted down Bachmann's argument, revealing her tax naiveté in the process.

OP-ED: Let's 'Make Them' End the Great Recession

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Did you breathe a sigh of relief when President Barack Obama signed the debt deal into law earlier this month? If not, you weren't the only one. Raising the national debt ceiling may have forestalled an immediate U.S. default and credit collapse, but the deal will do absolutely nothing to address the real problems of our time: stubbornly high unemployment and a suffocating economy.

"Tax Us? Go for it," say these rich people

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As a phenomenally wealthy individual, Warren Buffett feels "coddled" by the U.S. government, which has for decades asked him to pay less and less into public coffers. His recent New York Times op-ed was a brazen call for Congress to raise taxes on richest people in the U.S. Buffett's not-so-wild sentiment received due support from members of UFE's Responsible Wealth project (RW).

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