Backers of US millionaire tax target Kardashian

2012-01-04 07:41

Sacramento, California – A coalition of groups supporting a proposed ballot initiative asking Californians to boost taxes on the rich is targeting one of the state’s most famous millionaires – reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

The Courage Campaign’s online video says Kardashian made $12 million in 2010 but paid just 1 percentage point more in California income taxes than someone making $47 000.

The video urges Kardashian to support the tax increase, saying “we all need to pay our fair share”.

The Courage Campaign and California Federation of Teachers are backing a proposed initiative that would raise tax rates for those who make more than $1 million yearly to help fund schools and other programmes.

A Kardashian spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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