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Hope bill is read

May 3, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

On April 17, tax day, I, along with a group of 70 neighbors from Marquette, hand delivered Congressman Dan Benishek's office a copy of the Pay Fair Share Act, also known as the Buffett Rule.

The week before, the Congressman was good enough to meet with us to discuss the Buffett Rule, and the idea that the wealthiest Americans should be doing more for the good of the country.

We were very pleased to hear the Congressman tell us that he believed that the richest 1 percent of Americans should be paying a higher tax rate than working families. While he told us that he could not give us an answer as to how he would vote on the bill because he had not read it (a very valid reason) he was emphatic in his agreement with the philosophy that millionaires should be paying more in taxes.

Now that we have delivered the Congressman the bill, we hope he will read it soon (it's only seven pages which is nice).

We look forward to hearing back from Congressman Benishek on how he would vote on this very important piece of legislation for restoring fairness to our economy.

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