The richest 1 percent in the United States now own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent.

The only way to create a more equitable and just system is to lower taxes on working families and small businesses, while raising taxes on the ultra-wealthy and big corporations.

There’s no reason the top 1 percent should be getting rich off the backs of working Americans. Millionaires and multinationals should pay their fair share–just like the rest of us.

It’s time we stopped systematically shifting the tax burden to the middle class, while gutting our most vital social programs and running up record deficits. This is literally robbing average Americans to pay for the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Let’s change our tax system so that it benefits all Americans and fairly reflects every individual’s contribution to our democracy.

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