January 04, 2012 07:29 AM by Amelia Cooper
Kim Kardashian just can’t seem to escape criticism these days. The star of E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians is already being criticized for her short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries and for wearing fur, and now The Courage Campaign, a CA-based online group pushing for progressive change in California and nationwide, is targeting Kim Kardashian to pay more in taxes.
The Courage Campaign has released a new one-minute online video that features Kim Kardashian living lavishly with jewels and furs and then makes the point that she only pays 1% more in taxes than a typical Californian making $47,000 per year. Kim Kardashian reportedly made more than $12 million in 2010.
The ad goes on to say ”Not everyone was born a Kardashian, but we all need to pay our fair share.”
The Courage Campaign is one of several groups backing a so-called millionaire’s tax that would raise income tax rates by 3 to 5 percent for individuals who make more than $1 million a year.
Kim Kardashian, along with her mother Kris Jenner and sisters Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian, have turned their show Keeping Up With the Kardashians into a virtual empire, with spin-offs (Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami) to stores (D-A-S-H) to promotions for various products.
If The Courage Campaign is successful in getting the initiative they are backing on the ballot in November and it passes, it could raise as much as $6 billion to help fund services that have been hit hard during the recession, including public schools, programs for the elderly, and public safety.
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Topics: E! Reality TV Shows, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian |
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