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White House Hangout: The Buffett Rule

Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, joins a Hangout on Google+ with Americans across the country to discuss the Buffett Rule.

Today at 4:00 p.m. EST, the WHite House is hosting a Hangout on Google+ to discuss the Buffett Rule and tax fairness with Americans across the country. Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, will join the multi-person video chat live from the White House.

President Obama believes we should build an economy where everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same set of rules. That’s why he proposed the Buffett Rule. It’s simple: if you make more than $1 million a year, you should pay at least the same percentage of your income in taxes as middle class families do. On the other hand, if you make under $250,000 a year – like 98 percent of American families do – your taxes shouldn’t go up.

 We hope you’ll Hangout with us today at 4:00 p.m. EST. Here’s how you can get involved:

Visit to learn more about the Buffett Rule and to calculate out how many millionaires pay a lower effective tax rate than you.

For upcoming White House Hangouts and more chances to engage, follow the White House on Google+