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President Obama & Congress: Tax US!

— Mike L
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In the State of the Union address, President Obama called for strengthening tax benefits for middle class and low-income working families, and for investing more in child care, early education, and higher education, including making the first two years of community college free. Responsible Wealth is gathering signatures in support of the President's plan.


— Brian Miller
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¿Qué significó el 15 de abril para usted? Bueno, por un lado, era el día límite para rendir su declaración de impuestos. Aunque para muchos pueda representar el muy común ritual norteamericano de entregar (a regañadientes) al gobierno sus ingresos, los que se ha ganado trabajando duramente, para nosotros en Unidos por una Economía Justa (United for a Fair Economy – UFE), es una oportunidad. Muy simplemente, es una oportunidad de hablar acerca de por qué los impuestos (y el crucial sector público, para el cual proporcionan una base y un sustento constante) son importantes.

UFE hosts Tax Week conversations coast-to-coast!

— Jamie Goldring
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What did April 15th mean to you? Well, it was Tax Day, for one thing—and though it may, for many, represent the very ordinary American ritual of (reluctantly) handing your hard-earned income over to the government, for us at United for a Fair Economy, it’s an opportunity. Very simply, it’s an opportunity to talk about why taxes (and the critical public sector for which they provide a foundation and ongoing sustenance) are important.

New Yorkers push for pre-k funding!

— Michael Young

Why History Matters: Obama Talks about Inequality

— Brian Miller
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Ezra Klein of the Washington Post calls it "perhaps the single best economic speech of his presidency." The folks on Fox News were whining about "redistribution." Picking up a cab in Baltimore the next morning, the first thing the driver asked me was whether I saw the President's speech… He loved it. However one ranks it, Pres. Obama's speech on Wednesday nailed it, calling economic inequality the "defining challenge of our time."

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