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  •  one example of GOP filibuster (4+ / 0-)
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    BobBlueMass, MarcKyle64, bear83, HappyinNM

    ‘Pay Your Fair Share Act 2012″ aka The Buffett Rule.

    There were 51 Senate votes to pass it; the bill was stopped by GOP filibuster requiring 60 votes to proceed to passage

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    The Buffett Rule is a tax plan proposed by President Barack Obama in 2011. The tax plan would apply a minimum tax rate of 30 percent on individuals making more than a million dollars a year. According to a White House official, the new tax rate would impact 0.3 percent of taxpayers.

    Paying Fair Share Act of 2012 Senate S.2059

    112th Congress, 2011–2012

    A bill to reduce the deficit by imposing a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers.

    http://maplight.org/...

    The 47 percent are hard-working Americans who deserve respect; they’re not avoiding their tax bills using Cayman Island tax shelters or Swiss bank accounts like Mitt Romney. ~ S. Harry Reid

    by anyname on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:52:17 PM PDT

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