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JL
- 436 days ago - taxreform.gov
Senator Max Baucus and Republican Representative Dave Camp, both chairmen of the powerful tax writing committees in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, launched a new website - its aim: to have YOU tell them what to do about tax reform



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JL A. (272)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:13 pm
Big news! Yesterday, Democratic Senator Max Baucus and Republican Representative Dave Camp, both chairmen of the powerful tax writing committees in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, launched a new website Ė its aim: to have YOU tell them what to do about tax reform.

Itís a rare opportunity for you to speak directly with two of the most influential people in America who are leading tax reform efforts. No lobbyists, no middle men, no BS. Just them wanting to hear from YOU. Suffice it to say, this isnít business as usual in Washington, D.C.

Letís use this unique opportunity to tell Senator Baucus and Representative Camp exactly what we believe in: that itís high time the richest 2% of Americans and big corporations pay their fair share of taxes.

You have a seat at the table Ė they want to hear what you have to say, so make it short and sweet:

∑ Big corporations need to pay more in taxes; we need to close those gaping tax loopholes, like the one that encourages companies to ship profits and jobs overseas.

∑ Many wealthy Americans are still paying a tax rate lower than their secretaries; that needs to change.

∑ $1 trillion in new tax revenue from the wealthy and big corporations is a good starting point Ė so we have the resources needed to invest in the economy and prevent cuts to critical benefits and services, such as Social Security, Medicare, rebuilding our roads and schools and researching new medical cures.

Special interests opposed to these sensible reforms are gearing up right now to stuff the website inbox with proposals to do just the opposite of what we need and want. Letís beat them to it.

This is our moment to have a direct line to the people actually writing the policy in Washington. This is our time to tell them that they need to make sure that the richest 2% of Americans and big corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Tell them yourself.

Letís do this,

Bill

Digital Director

Americans for Tax Fairness
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:59 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:46 pm
You are welcome Jason.
 

Carol D. (104)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:07 am
cant really comment on this do not know the US tax system
 

JL A. (272)
Monday May 20, 2013, 6:57 am
You cannot currently send a star to Carol because you have done so within the last day.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:45 pm
I tried, but there was no "caphca" on the page.
 

JL A. (272)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:08 pm
I just saw one--I'd try again.
 

Alan Lambert (86)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:14 pm
Gonna try this, hope it works...
 

JL A. (272)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:28 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Alan because you have done so within the last day.
 

Donna G. (38)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:32 pm
It would be nice to be able to see what others have suggested. I have read in other articles and newsletters that there's a push for a flat tax. But, the flat tax won't really do much to revamp the tax system. I don't really have a suggestion other than those who have a higher income, say 200,000 or more a year should pay a higher percentage in income. Also there should not be any cap in place. Where does it cap out at for SS taxes? 150,000? I can't think off the top of my head.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Monday May 20, 2013, 6:14 pm
I don't think they would like to hear "my" story which is of course not my personal story. But I#d like to tell everyone that our parliament has introduced legislation now(which likely will pass ) for a rich tax of 49%.
Great!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 10:38 pm
cool post. really good. thanks.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:34 am
Good one! Thanks!
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 8:03 am
You are welcome Emrys and John!
You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last day.
 

Jo S. (481)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 8:25 am
Great opportunity!
Thanks JL.
Noted & shared
 

Marianne B. (113)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 9:58 pm
Thank you. I got a lot off my chest filling out the form.
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:18 am
I have an idea, but will find a way to phrase it properly before posting there (and here).

The upshot is approximately one quarter of U.S. federal income in effective stimulus per year without costing the government a penny, closure of a large number of loopholes, a vastly reduced regulatory burden (disproportionately assisting small-and-medium-sized businesses, which are efficient job-creators), more effective assistance to the poor, promotion of "backbone" institutions around which and assistance in the spread of large "backbone" companies/institutions (around which satellite SMEs develop), and increased revenues (splitting the reduction in regulatory burden with taxpayers). I'm just not 100% certain that it conforms to current trade-agreements as it involves what would effectively be broad (though not high) excise-taxes. I will post it here when I figure out how to phrase it concisely enough.
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:48 pm
Sorry. I thought this thread was still active. I will still look into the site, and explain my idea if anybody PMs me to ask.
 
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