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Tax breaks for the rich are completely out of hand.

When Bill Clinton was elected president the 400 highest-earning taxpayers in America paid nearly 27 percent of their income in federal taxes, according to I.R.S. data. By 2012 that figure had fallen to less than 17 percent. This number is even lower now, and doesn’t include the loopholes and other ways the rich have used to their advantage to decrease their taxes paid.

Now House Speaker Paul Ryan has rolled out a new “consensus” republican tax plan full of rate cuts for the 1% and corporates, including repealing the estate tax and making it easier for companies to hide profits overseas.

Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan would be no better, also providing additional tax cuts for the wealthy.

A Citizens for Tax Justice analysis found that 60 percent of the tax breaks in the Ryan plan would go to the top 1% of Americans, compared to 37 percent under Trump’s plan.

It is time for us to speak out and do something about the tax breaks for the wealthy.


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signed 7 years ago

I’m disgusted with these GOP prostitutes and things must change.


signed 7 years ago

As long as most of Puerto Rico goes without power and running water, I don't feel that corporations need to pay less taxes.


signed 7 years ago

American greed is fueling banana republics, adding to misery worldwide and driving desperate young people to survival terrorism. Worldwide.


signed 7 years ago


signed 7 years ago

We have only one Earth. If we make it unlivable, I feel certain that God will not give us another onw.