Our Political leaders have made it crystal clear. They want to solve the California deficit on our backs – cutting vital programs and/or increasing taxes that fall heaviest on those already hardest hit.
We want a more equitable solution – where the richest among us are required to contribute their fair share.
We want a ballot initiative adding a 10% tax on the top 1%. It will generate $15 Billion, solve the deficit and enable California to be rebuilt.
It is fair:it is about time they shared in the sacrifice. The income of the super rich more than doubled in the 12 years leading up to the collapse while we went backward. The extended Bush tax cuts gave California’s rich $14 billion – offsetting our proposal.
If it isn’t fair then why is it fair to increase community college fees 38%, or cut child care contracts by 15%, or cut family grants by 8% or layoff so many of our teachers?
Ifwe want fairness it is up to us to make it happen Build the campaign for a 10% tax on the top 1%