Wealth for the Common Good is a network of business leaders, wealthy individuals and partners supporting public policies that promote shared prosperity and fair taxation.
Over the last 30 years, we have disproportionately benefited from economic policy. We feel it’s time to rebalance the economy so that it works for everyone — not just the wealthy. Our country is facing unprecedented economic challenges right now: We all need to pay our fair share to resolve these issues and make long overdue investments in education, health, energy and infrastructure.
It is powerful when those who would pay a tax speak publicly on its behalf. It’s important that we let our elected officials know that there are thousands of us who would pay more — pay our fair share — to invest in the country.
Wealth for the Common Good has released a new report, “Shifting Responsibility: How 50 Years of Tax Cuts Have Benefited America’s Wealthiest Taxpayers.” It details how, over the last half-century, America’s highest earners have seen their tax outlays drop by as much as two-thirds. The report highlights the importance of ending the Bush-era tax cuts on wealthy individuals.