Democrats in the Senate fail to get the 60 votes they need to move forward with a measure that would set a minimum 30% tax on millionaires and billionaires. The so-called Buffett Rule, proposed last year by President Barack Obama, grew out of the argument that wealthy people should pay a higher share of their income in taxes than those in the middle class. Its name comes from the fact that billionaire investor Warren Buffett has said he pays a lower effective tax rate than his secretary.
Should you still, for some bizarre reason, believe that Congress works for the American people, here’s the proof it doesn’t. Here’s the proof that millionaires in Washington are just watching out for the interests of millionaires elsewhere. The wealthy as slaves of the wealthy. Moral cowards and disingenuous sycophants the lot of them. And you have no one to blame but yourself for sending them there.
And I know, and so do you, that you’ll send them back.