Henry Kravis pays a lower tax rate than his maid.
A message from the producers:
Henry Kravis is a billionaire, the 57th richest person in America. He acquired this wealth by purchasing public companies with borrowed money. To pay off the debt, he cuts benefits at the company, sells its assets, and lays off employees.
This get-rich-quick scheme made him $450 million last year. Meanwhile, his tax rate is lower than teachers, firemen, nurses, even his own cleaning staff!
Yet everyday we hear another story, we live another experience, we see another example of the horrific economic pain our country is being devastated by.
It's time all of us started a War on Greed.
There are fundamental aspects of the American life experience that are long overdue for a change. It's time we returned the United States of America to greatness and to do so isn't difficult at all, it's a very simple process. We the People are what makes this country great, and it's time we had leadership in the White House who knows and respects that fact.
Barack Obama says "Our Moment is now."
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