Stop Tax Breaks for the Rich: Create a New Tax System that Doesn't Favor the Wealthy

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For every 1000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to Congress, urging them to adopt a tax plan that will end tax breaks on the wealthy.

[Update 3/16/17: We have sent the first letter to Congress with 1,000+ of your signatures. We will continue to send letters every 1,000 signatures. Thank you!]

Tax breaks for the rich are completely out of hand. 

When Bill Clinton was elected president the 400 highest-earning taxpayers in America paid nearly 27 percent of their income in federal taxes, according to I.R.S. data. By 2012 that figure had fallen to less than 17 percent. This number is even lower now, and doesn’t include the loopholes and other ways the rich have used to their advantage to decrease their taxes paid.

Now House Speaker Paul Ryan has rolled out a new “consensus” republican tax plan full of rate cuts for the 1% and corporates, including repealing the estate tax and making it easier for companies to hide profits overseas.

Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan would be no better, also providing additional tax cuts for the wealthy.

A Citizens for Tax Justice analysis found that 60 percent of the tax breaks in the Ryan plan would go to the top 1% of Americans, compared to 37 percent under Trump’s plan.

It is time for us to speak out and do something about the tax breaks for the wealthy. Help us write to Congress to tell them to pass a new tax plan that stops major tax breaks for the rich and helps close the wealth gap.


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  • NationofChange will send a letter to Congress, urging them to adopt a tax plan that will end tax breaks on the wealthy.
  • NationofChange will send a letter to Congress, urging them to adopt a tax plan that will end tax breaks on the wealthy.
  • NationofChange will send a letter to Congress, urging them to adopt a tax plan that will end tax breaks on the wealthy.
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  • NationofChange will send a letter to Congress, urging them to adopt a tax plan that will end tax breaks on the wealthy.
  • Sherry Neu
  • NationofChange will send a letter to Congress, urging them to adopt a tax plan that will end tax breaks on the wealthy.
  • Taxes are an investment in the future of America, they are the fees we pay to live in this country. For too long the wealthy and corporations have been “freeloading”, making use of the infrastructure, educated employees, safety and security network while paying next to nothing for that privilege. It’s time to restructure the tax code to ensure that everyone invests in our future.
  • I think we need to tell Congress that we need to stop the Trump tax plan that would likely go to the top one percent & that he also doesn’t repeal the estate tax, which would make it a lot easier to hid their profits overseas, & it would also hurt the middle class. That’s why we need to stop this plan from going forward & that he stop his tax breaks going to the wealthy & that money should be spent in America, & not to the wealthiest one percent.
  • Our ridiculously slanted system needs to change so we really can have a middle class. This means less tax breaks for the wealthy and the well off.
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