Wow. Just hours before the president called for fairer taxes in the State of the Union address, millionaire Mitt Romney released his tax returns, revealing that he paid a tax rate of just 13.7% on more than $45 million of income.
That is grossly unfair, but these kinds of outrages disappear from the headlines after a few days all the time. We can't let the Romney Loophole become old news, and we need to keep the pressure up on Congress.
Rebuild the Dream is planning to put up billboards in Washington, D.C. with bold headlines proclaiming, "CLOSE THE ROMNEY LOOPHOLE."
Will you chip in to help us fund this billboard campaign? We need to keep this issue in the headlines.
The billboards will help keep this tax fairness issue at the center of the debate in Washington. But to get them up, we need to raise $50,000 in the next few days. There are thousands of us reading this email. If we chip in just a few dollars each, we can reach our goal. Can you help?
Hours after we all learned about Mitt's low tax rate (and his Swiss bank account), the president called for fairer taxes including a new minimum tax for millionaires and no higher taxes for 98% of Americans.
That is good, but the tax debate is going to be as tough this year with the Tea Party in Congress as it was last year. We can put the opponents of fairer taxes on defense if we all do our part. Can you chip in?
We'll let you know the progress of the fundraising campaign and the billboards.
Thanks, Natalie, Van, Billy, Jim, Ian, Somer and the rest of the Rebuild the Dream team