Twenty-eight millionaires and their assistants went to the White House on April 10 to demonstrate their support for equalizing taxes on wealth and work. As John Cushman of the New York Times Political Blog, The Caucus, noted:
Each person on Wednesday appeared with an assistant who, it was suggested, paid taxes at a higher rate than the boss — the inequity that the so-called “Buffett Rule” is meant to redress.
The pairs included Abigail Disney, president of the Daphney Foundation, and her assistant, Celine Justice; Whitney Tilson, managing partner of T2 Partners L.L.C. and his assistant, Kelli Alires; Frank Jernigan, who has retired from Google, and his assistant Teresa Gardiner; and Lawrence Benenson, partner of Benenson Capital, and his assistant, Carmen Peterson.
Though it didn’t pass the Senate, more and more Americans now know that they are paying more to support the public institutions we all rely on in this country than some of the wealthiest people on the planet. Our messages are getting out and the public is getting educated. Keep up the good work, everyone!