Pay my share, But it’s a shame; Wish the rich, Would do the same. Some serious and high-minded rich people calling themselves “Wealth for the Common Good” think they might ought to pay higher taxes. Not only themselves of course, [...]
Think of taxes in taste terms. We’ve been conditioned to think of taxes in disgusting, bitter terms something like bad-tasting medicine to be avoided whenever possible. But consider another possibility: taxes are the delightful taste of a healthy democratic economy [...]
Published in Summer 2009 in the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy publication. Linked from NCRP online.
A group of wealthy people is circulating a petition calling for higher taxes for themselves. Sound familiar? This particular group is based in Germany, and it is asking the government to impose a 5% wealth tax on the 2.2 million [...]
Warren Buffett, the renowned investor and the world’s second richest man, told Senate Democrats that wealthy Americans need to pay higher taxes, giving Democrats something to mull as they address healthcare reform and soaring federal deficits. Senate Democrats met with [...]
House Democrats plan to pay for their health-care legislation with a big tax increase on wealthy households, aiming to raise $540 billion over the next decade with a package of surtaxes on families making $350,000 or more.
House Ways and Means Committee members may propose a new income “surtax” for incomes exceeding $200,000 to help pay for health care reform.
Citizens for Tax Justice released a new state-by-state cost-assessment of two proposals to pay for health care reform.