EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — This week on Newsmakers: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
With partisan politics putting Washington, D.C., in gridlock, Senator Whitehouse is hoping he can still get his so-called â€śBuffett Ruleâ€ť bill passed. The law â€“ officially titled the â€śPaying a Fair Share Actâ€ť â€“ would require those making more than $2 million a year to pay at least 30 percent in income taxes. But critics say the bill is nothing more than a political sideshow, as it does little to reduce the countryâ€™s massive budget deficit (estimates are it would add $50 billion in revenue over 10 years). Whitehouse also weighs in on the health care case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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