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Obama campaign ramps up support for ‘Buffett Rule’

A week before a Senate vote, the Obama campaign on Monday ramped up its advocacy of the “Buffett Rule,” which would impose a minimum effective tax rate of 30 percent on the wealthiest Americans.

“We don’t envy success in this country; we all strive to achieve it,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said on a conference call with reporters. “But we also know that anyone who does well for themselves should do their fair share in return. The Buffett Rule will help make our system reflect our values, so that all Americans play by the same rules, do their fair share, and get a shot at success.”

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