President Obama is calling on Congress to end the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% and extend them for the middle class.
To get our nation back on track we need everyone to do their part, and that includes the wealthy.
Americans don't begrudge financial success -- we admire it. But when the rich get special tax breaks they don't need, the middle class has to make up the difference.
The richest 2% have gotten the most tax breaks, but Republicans in Congress favor giving them even more while cutting middle-class priorities like education and Medicare. They are trying to give the wealthiest Americans another $300,000 tax break each, while actually raising taxes on millions of middle-class families.
Stacking the deck in favor of their wealthy donors and sticking the rest of us with the tab is not right. Americans who do well in America ought to do well by America. They need to pay their fair share.