Local Event is part of national campaign in support of “Paying a Fair Share” Act
Martinsville, Va.— On Tuesday, April 17, Virginia Organizing will rally in front of the Workforce Center on Commonwealth Blvd. at 4 p.m. to denounce the Ryan budget recently passed by U.S. House of Representatives and call on Congressman Robert Hurt to support passage of the “Buffett Rule.”
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget that punishes the poor while giving even more tax breaks to the wealthy. This budget plan also aims to privatize Medicare and cuts the number of employees who process Social Security claims. Congressman Robert Hurt voted for the bill.
The budget plan also would cut taxes by about $4.3 trillion over the next 10 years, but people who make more than $200,000 a year will get the most tax breaks. The plan also slashes essential programs like food stamps and repeals the Affordable Care Act, eliminating tax credits for middle-class families to help them buy health insurance.
Virginia Organizing aims to remind Americans that people making $1 million or more a year often pay a lower tax rate than most middle-income families. The Buffett Rule would make it so that Americans who earn $1 million a year or more would be subject to a 30 percent tax rate.
The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on the Buffett Rule on Monday, April 16, the day before millions of working Americans must file their federal income tax returns.
What: Virginia Organizing Tax Day Action
Where: In front of Workforce Center (233 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville, Virginia)
Who: Virginia Organizing leaders, Martinsville-Henry County residents and seniors
When: Tuesday, April 17, 4 p.m.