LANGHORNE-This Tax Day, Tuesday, April 17, taxpayers are taking to the streets to demand the 1% pay their fair share. The protests are part of the growing wave of voter discontent against the rich, big corporations and politicians who have created an economic emergency for the 99%.
A group of protestors, who last month called on Rep. Fitzpatrick to reject the devastating Ryan Budget and instead support a fair budget for the middle class, will return to his district office in Langhorne on Tuesday at 11:00am to find out where he stands with on the Buffett Rule. Local taxpayers will line up outside of Rep. Fitzpatrick’s Langhorne office to share their stories and call of their Congressman Rep. Fitzpatrick to support the Buffett Rule (H.R.3909,the Paying a Fair Share Act), which stops millionaires from paying lower taxes than working people, and to close corporate tax loopholes. The protesters will then pour into Rep. Fitzpatrick’s office to determine his position on the Buffett Rule and whether he stands with the 99% or the 1%.
WHAT: Tax Day Protest at Rep. Fitzpatrick’s Office
WHO: Pennsylvania Working Families, local taxpayers
WHERE: Rep. Fitzpatrick’s District Office, 1717 Langhorne-Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA 19047 (intersection of 413 and Newtown Bypass)
WHEN: Tuesday April 17th 11:00 a.m.
“We’re speaking out on Tax Day because we all paid a higher tax rate than Mitt Romney, Wells Fargo, Comcast and many other big corporations and rich people,” said Steve Nathan of Sellersville. “I’ve been contacting my congressman Rep. Fitzpatrick to get an answer about where he stands on the Buffett Rule and cannot get a straight answer. It’s time Rep. Fitzpatrick starts working for middle class people who are struggling, instead of wealthy tax dodgers.”
While local schools lay-off teachers and cut electives, bridges crumble and public transit limps towards extinction the 1% and profitable corporations leave an unpaid tax bill of over $2.15 trillion.
Members of the 99% have been protesting rich corporations and individuals since last summer and will continue to make their voices heard on Tax Day and throughout “99% Spring” at corporate headquarters, shareholder meetings and congressional offices.