President Obama's proposal -- named after billionaire Warren Buffett, who said it's wrong that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary -- might never have happened if progressives hadn't united to demand it.The middle class has no lobbyists, we'll get stuck with the bill for George Bush's two wars, his two unpaid for tax cuts for the rich, his unpaid for prescription drug bill and the bailout of wall street. The middle class has already paid plenty with declining wages, falling house prices, falling 401k's and pension plans, 9% unemployment, millions without healthcare, millions living in poverty. Don't let the super committee balance the budget on the breaking back of the poor and the middle class.
The president calls it "basic math," and I call it common sense: Millionaires and billionaires should pay their fair share to help us balance the budget and create jobs. We can't put it all on the backs of working families who are struggling to get by during these tough economic times.
But the influence of big corporations and the super rich is strong in Congress, and several senators -- including Democratic ones -- are already opposing this crucial effort.
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