Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, February 29, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and National Economic Council Deputy Director Jason Furman will join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a discussion on building an economy that works for everyone—not just the wealthy few.
For our economic recovery to be sustainable, we must ensure all Americans once again pay their fair share. It was tax breaks for the wealthy at the beginning of the 21st century that led to our current budget deficit problems. And today our tax system permits ultra-high-income earners to pay a lower tax rate than a truck driver or a janitor. Those trickle-down economics are partly to blame for the depth of the recent recession—the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
A new bill by Sen. Whitehouse, the Paying a Fair Share Act, would end a tax policy that too often asks middle-class workers to pay higher tax rates than millionaires. Please join Sen. Whitehouse, National Economic Council Deputy Director Jason Furman, and Michael Ettlinger, the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Vice President for Economic Policy, for a candid conversation on these important issues. The discussion will be moderated by Center for American Progress Action Fund President and CEO Tom Perriello.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Jason Furman, Deputy Director, National Economic Council
Michael Ettlinger, Vice President for Economic Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Tom Perriello, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress Action Fund
February 29, 2012
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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