Wealth For the Common Good: The Buffett Rule

Ethical Markets SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

Today, President Obama called for a new minimum tax rate for individuals making more than $1 million a year. The proposal is named the “Buffett Rule” after Warren Buffett who has repeatedly asked Congress and the President to raise millionaire tax rates.

Our message is catching on!

Warren Buffett is joined by a chorus of hundreds of high-income taxpayers and business leaders, including many of you, who also believe Congress should raise millionaire taxes to reinvest in the common good. We need to make sure these voices are heard.

The next two months are critical:

  • Please consider funding our work to amplify the voices of the Patriotic Millionaires and Wealth for Common Good. We need additional resources to pay for communications and media support.
  • Call your Congressional representatives through the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 to reinforce the message: I support proposals to raise millionaire taxes and allow the Bush tax cuts for high-income Americans to expire. Let your representatives know if you would personally pay either tax.
  • Write a letter to the editor. If your household income is under $250K, click here. If your household income is over $250K, click here.

Visit www.wealthforcommongood.org for more action links.

Thanks for your commitment to tax fairness,

Chuck Collins, Alison Goldberg and Ann Manning