The Senate voted 51-45 last month for the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012—endorsing the bill that would make possible the “Buffett Rule” on taxes. But it fell short of the 60 votes needed to make it filibuster-proof. And the proposal failed to advance.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, has said the Democrats will bring up the proposal again.
Republicans have called the proposal "class warfare." Schumer disputes that.
"We have believed as country that higher income people should pay a higher percentage of income" for a 100 years," New York's senior senator told CBS News last month. "There is no class warfare involved, it is simply a question of fairness."
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