Sunday, September 18, 2011

Obama Seeks the Buffett Rule as New Tax Rate for the Rich

If the rich believes they aren't paying their fair share, no one is stopping them from writing an extra check to the government. If they felt guilty for being rich, why don't they give us a break and share some of their wealth to us?

The problem is with this president. Obama has created wealth envy in America. In fact, we are proud of those who made it out from humble beginnings. However, every rich person in America will not help bring down the deficit. Also, majority of every rich person in America aren't like Warren Buffett. Majority of "rich people" living in America owns a small business. These small business provide 70% of jobs in America. These small business create the economy. Many get confused and associate the rich to the billionaires like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, who live off from their dividends that is tax at 15%. Taxing business that create jobs will permanently destroy the American economy.

(AP) -- President Barack Obama is expected to seek a new base tax rate for the wealthy to ensure that millionaires pay at least at the same percentage as middle income taxpayers.

A White House official said the proposal would be included in the president's proposal for long term deficit reduction that he will announce Monday. The official spoke anonymously because the plan has not been officially announced.

Obama is going to call it the "Buffett Rule" for Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor who has complained that rich people like him pay a smaller share of their income in federal taxes than middle-class taxpayers.

Buffett wrote in a New York Times op-ed piece last month that he and his rich friends "have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress."

The measure would be in addition to $447 billion in new tax revenue that Obama is seeking to pay for his short-term spending and tax cutting plan to jump start the economy.

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he would oppose tax increases to reduce the deficit. Boehner has urged Congress' deficit "supercommittee" to lay the groundwork for a broad overhaul of the U.S. tax code.