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Economy: Taxing the Rich #1007241

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 19, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Kristen Welker) The split between President Obama and Republicans over raising taxes on the wealthy as part of his plan for cutting the deficit featured; details given about his other proposals and about the “Buffett rule” for tax reform; poll findings cited. [OBAMA – speaks about everyone paying their fair share; says Warren Buffett’s secretary shouldn’t pay a higher tax rate than Buffett.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER - speaks against class warfare.] [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG†- says Obama wants it to be about Democrats working for the little guy and Republicans defending the super rich.]

(Studio: Brian Williams, Sue Herera) Whether the rich actually pay a lesser rate, how they move money into investments and the downside to higher taxes for the wealthy discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Welker, Kristen;
Sue, Brian Williams,

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