Over the past few weeks, I’ve been involved in an Online Debate for NOW on PBS. The subject: “Should Wealthy Americans Be Taxes to Pay For Health Care Reform?”
During the three rounds of debate, my opponent, Phil Kerpen, Director of Policy at Americans for Prosperity, brought up some interesting issues about just how much the very wealthy pay in taxes. It turns out that they pay so much because they earn so much more than everyone else. .
Did you know that, since 1975, the wealthiest 1 percent have enjoyed a 232 percent hike in their income? Over the same span, the bottom 90 percent watched their income creep up by just 10 percent.
To read the second and third rounds of the debate, click on “Rebuttals” and “Follow-Ups, right under our pictures. Viewers are voting on who won the debate; to see how I’m doing, click on Who Won the Debate? at the bottom of the page.