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Stewart: Senate GOP thinks $47 billion ‘is less’ than $300 million

Jon Stewart picked apart Senate Republicans for filibustering the Buffett Rule on his show Monday evening, including poking fun at that thought of them considering millions to be more than billions. Stewart noted how Republicans devalued the $47 billion in revenue the Buffett Rule would bring in but previously considered…

Senate Republicans block ‘Buffett Rule’ bill

Republicans in the Senate on Monday blocked legislation that would require those making more than $1 million per year to pay at least 30 percent in federal income taxes. Democrats fell nine votes short of the 60 votes needed to advance the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012, which…

Obama urges Congress to pass ‘Buffett Rule’

US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to pass the so-called “Buffett Rule,” which calls for increasing the tax rate on Americans making more than $1 million a year. “Most Americans support this idea,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “One survey found that two-thirds of…

Rep. Baldwin calls for House to vote on ‘Buffett Rule’ tax for millionaires

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on Monday urged leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives to bring her legislation to the floor to enact the so-called Buffett Rule. “As tax day quickly approaches, middle class Americans deserve to know that our tax system has not been rigged against them,” she said.…

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