There’s a silent debate happening in Washington right now - what to do with America’s tax code. Leaders in Congress are holding hearings to revise America’s tax code. Conservatives, led by anti-tax zealot Grover Norquist, are using this debate to ensure their priorities are implemented regardless of the cost to the American people and the American economy. Right now we have the perfect opportunity to muffle the conservative voices. Congressional leaders have opened an official website, taxreform.gov, to solicit public input into the priorities for comprehensive tax reform. Grover and his minions are using this site as yet another push for their anti-tax at any cost message.
We need to shout louder than them! Submit your thoughts on progressive tax reform to the official forum.
ADA activists from Delaware to Indiana have been sending their Senators the message that large corporations need to pay their fair share. Otherwise, average Americans will be forced to pick up their slack in the form of higher taxes for the middle class and cuts to vital programs such as Social Security and Medicare. These community activists need your help in carrying their tax fairness message to Congressional leaders. Click here to tell leaders in the House and the Senate that comprehensive tax reform should:
- End tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Many big companies – like GE and Verizon – pay zero federal income taxes in some years. American small businesses that pay their fair share are subsidizing large corporations that dodge their taxes. That has to end.
- Ensure that corporate America contributes more. Though the official corporate income tax rate is 35 percent, U.S. corporations actually pay 25 percent on average – and in 2011 they only paid 12 percent, according to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office.
- Include provisions such as the Buffett Rule. This would ensure that those who make more than $1 million a year (in adjusted gross income) will pay a minimum 30 percent tax rate. This provision was proposed after billionaire investor Warren Buffett noted that he pays a smaller percentage of his income in taxes than his secretary.
For more tax fairness priorities visit our partner website at Americans for Tax Fairness.
This is your chance to shout louder than your conservative counterparts. Don’t let power of large tax-dodging corporations stop us from doing what’s right the in this country. Share your thoughts now.
The ADA Team
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