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BOEHNER’S LATEST SCHEME

Apparently, John Boehner’s latest scheme is to ignore a bill already passed by the Senate while introducing his own half-hearted bill that only raises revenue from income of $1,000,000 or more. That’s why Speaker Boehner is still on the naughty list.

Here’s what Boehner doesn’t want to talk about: The Senate has already passed a bill, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act, that ends the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2%.

Boehner’s offer would yield 43% less revenue than the Senate’s bill. That means we will have less money for important programs that benefit working families across America.

By only increasing tax rates on income in excess of $1 million, Boehner’s plan would save every millionaire thousands of dollars that they don’t need.

The bottom line: Boehner’s latest scheme fails the tests of math and fairness. It doesn’t yield enough revenue and it gives the wealthy tax cuts that they don’t need at the expense of the middle class. Call him at (202) 225-0600 and tell him to stop playing politics.

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