Eight Reasons You Should Agree With Will Smith on Taxes

May 11, 2012 — Maz
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"America has been fantastic" to Will Smith. The 43 year-old actor, who makes an average salary of $36 million and has an estimated net worth of $215 million, has "no problem" paying higher taxes for the good of the country. Here are eight reasons why you should agree that the rich should pay higher taxes.

What was YOUR share of the Bush tax cuts?

May 4, 2012 — Maz
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This is a critical year for tax fairness. The Bush tax cuts are set to expire at the stroke of midnight on December 31st. We should let them expire—it's one of the only ways to meaningfully address our revenue crisis and make long-overdue investments in our economy. But, it's going to take bold action to ensure Congress and President Obama do the right thing by allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire. Here's how you can help.

Tax Time Media Highlights

April 19, 2012 — Maz
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UFE and Responsible Wealth have been working on several fronts this month to spread word that the wealthiest Americans need to pay their fair share in taxes. Why? Because they've benefitted the most from our collective investments and should pay it forward so others have the opportunity to do the same. Here are a few highlights of the coverage we've earned through our various efforts.

OP-ED: Thirty-Year Forecast Shows Deepening Racial Inequalities

April 9, 2012 — Maz
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The Trayvon Martin case illustrates that we still have a hard time dealing with issues of race in this country. The issue of racial injustice, coupled with economic injustice, is not likely to fade away. If current trends continue, we will witness widening gaps in income and wealth, as well as in education and incarceration rates.

The Self-Made Myth Media Coverage

April 5, 2012 — Maz
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UFE's new book busts the myth of the self-made man. Our aim with The Self-Made Myth is to stop the spread of misinformation about wealth and job creation. We urge a more honest national conversation about all that makes business and individual success possible—including our collective role through government—so our public policies may better reflect our priorities as a nation. The book is being covered online, in print and in broadcast media.

The Self-Made Myth on TV

April 4, 2012 — Maz
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The Immigration Debate Goes Hollywood

March 27, 2012 — Maz
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We like a movie with a call for justice, and A Better Life is the newest on our must-watch list. This critically acclaimed film has the potential to better shape our views on immigration policy or, rather, the issues that lead to immigration into the US.

The Self-Made Myth Book Tour

March 21, 2012 — Maz

Warren Buffett's Secretary Revealed!

January 30, 2012 — Maz
The woman who is paid for working not just rich of off investments

After so many years as a nameless, faceless talking point in support of higher taxes on millionaires and billionaires, the country's most famous secretary has emerged—in momentous fashion at that.

PODCAST: "Between the Lines" on State of the Dream 2012

January 20, 2012 — Maz
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Dedrick Muhammad, Senior Director of the NAACP's Economic Department and co-author of State of the Dream 2012: The Emerging Majority, and WPKN radio's "Between the Lines" host Scott Harris discuss the alarming possibilities for the race and class divides in U.S. if social and economic trends continue for the next several decades. Muhammad shares various strategies to reduce racial disparities and urges listeners to encourage support for those solutions from their lawmakers.

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