March312012

Weekly Address: Passing the Buffett Rule So That Everyone Pays Their Fair Share

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President Obama calls on Congress to pass the Buffett Rule, a principle that ensures that millionaires and billionaires do not pay less in taxes as a share of their income than middle class families pay — as a matter of fairness.

(Source: whitehouse.gov)

July202011

Which would you vote for — tax breaks for millionaires or essential funding for schools?

Luther Olsen voted for the millionaires and now he’s one of six Wisconsin Republicans being recalled for his attacks on working families.

Last night, the first recall election was a big win for progressives. Republicans tried recalling Democratic State Senator Dave Hansen for standing up to their radical right-wing agenda — and he crushed their Tea Party candidate by a two-to-one margin.

That’s a win for the defense, but we need to recall at least three Republicans next month to take back the State Senate and end the right-wing war on working families.

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We’re not taking anything for granted. We’re going to keep hitting Republicans for their attacks on middle class Wisconsin families — on the air, on the ground and on the phone — until we win.


Thank you for everything you do.



-Charles

Charles Chamberlain, Political Director
Democracy for America

(Source: secure.actblue.com)

July62011
Republican Senator Jeff Sessions: Asking Millionaires To Pay More Is ‘Rather Pathetic’ 
| Today, the Senate is expected to vote on a “Sense of the Senate” bill that says taxpayers earning $1 million or more each year should “make a more meaningful contribution to the deficit-reduction effort.” I
In response, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, declared yesterday that it’s “rather pathetic” to ask millionaires to share more of the pain.
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) commented, “Apparently, nothing irritates Republicans more than the prospect that millionaires and billionaires might be asked to share in the burden of deficit reduction.”
By Marie Diamond of “Think Progress”

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions: Asking Millionaires To Pay More Is ‘Rather Pathetic’

| Today, the Senate is expected to vote on a “Sense of the Senate” bill that says taxpayers earning $1 million or more each year should “make a more meaningful contribution to the deficit-reduction effort.” I

In response, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, declared yesterday that it’s “rather pathetic” to ask millionaires to share more of the pain.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) commented, “Apparently, nothing irritates Republicans more than the prospect that millionaires and billionaires might be asked to share in the burden of deficit reduction.”

By Marie Diamond of “Think Progress”

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