03/20/2012 08:55 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Let's Talk About Taxes

Tax season is upon us, and while no one likes paying taxes, we can all agree it'd be a little easier to swallow if the system wasn't rigged for the super rich.

This tax season, we're going to change the conversation. With a strong, dedicated progressive community, we'll stand together and raise awareness on an issue conveniently ignored by the right-wing radicals and privileged elite: tax fairness.

We have an opportunity to change the narrative. We're tired of seeing Tea Partiers and right-wing radicals rail against taxes without talk of solutions. They're missing a key point: thanks to loop holes and an unfair tax system, the wealthiest Americans are paying lower tax rates than many middle class families. It's outrageous!

That's why I'm standing with President Obama, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and a coalition of over 20,000 grassroots activists who are calling for passage of the Buffett Rule for Tax Fairness -- because its common sense. Millionaires and billionaires like Warren Buffett shouldn't get tax breaks and loop holes. For too long in America, there's been two tax systems: one for the middle class and another for the very wealthiest.

This year, let's make tax season about restoring tax fairness for America's working families.

Over the next month, we all will face the inevitable: tax talk. Let's make it about an important issue that the extreme conservatives and super rich don't want to talk about -- restoring fairness.

Click here to learn more about the tax debate and join the fight for tax fairness.