Today is tax day and we're celebrating. That's probably a first.
But after decades of tax policy heavily favoring the super-rich, times are changing. Democrats in Congress led by President Obama passed the largest tax cut in history for working people and are shoring up necessary government programs like children's health care and education by returning taxation levels for the rich to the same levels Ronald Reagan advocated. And even so, those tax rates won't kick in until 2011.
The corporate lobbyists behind today's tea bag parties don't want you to know that it was their tax policies that led to the economic recession we're struggling through today. While the richest of the rich have seen their tax rates decline and their incomes dramatically increase, wages for working people have remained the same and they've been stuck paying the majority of the government's bills on a smaller salary.
The result? No consumers. Layoffs. Recession.
But that's all going to change and one way you can help is by emailing your lawmakers and telling them to pass President Obama's proposed budget.
President Obama's budget provides a visionary blueprint that turns away from the failed economic policies of the past and seeks to invest in America's future by expanding opportunities for all.
Use this Tax Day to remind your lawmakers you sent them to Washington to change how things are done.
PS. You can also support our efforts to pass the budget by joining ADA here.
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