Backers Of California Millionaire Tax Target Kardashian
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 annually to help fund schools and other programs.
A Kardashian spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.
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