We wouldn't need this if the 1% paid their fair share of taxes. With all their tax credits, they pay a laughable amount in taxes. It's laughable if it weren't so criminal. Again, let the little guy foot the bill for the disgustingly wealthy but don't give us free healthcare or free higher education. Deplorable and quite insulting!
"Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced this bill to empower individual taxpayers to put up to 10 percent of their federal income taxes to paying down the national debt and requiring Congress to cut spending by an equal amount:
“With the national debt hurtling toward an unprecedented $20 trillion, it’s time taxpayers had real power to reign in Washington’s big spenders. At any rate, I hope this commonsense solution makes like the national debt and grows a lot of interest.”
HOW does this *empower* us? We pay our hard earned money to fix a problem that could have been correct 100 times over by taxing the 1% and then they put the money collected to what they want. No empowerment at all! Typical GOP BS speech that, sadly, their constituents will fall for.