Children’s Aid Society Applauds President Obama’s Tax Fairness Pledge

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Richard Buery, Children’s Aid Society President and CEO:

“We applaud President Obama’s pledge to reduce income disparity in this country. His proposed changes to the tax code show that he understands the dire implications of the current imbalance,” said The Children's Aid Society President and CEO Richard Buery. "We need a more equitable system to ensure that the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, particularly during a time when low-income and middle-income Americans are shouldering heavy burdens due to high unemployment. In New York City we should reinstate the Personal Income Tax, with the revenue dedicated toward essential supports for children and families – after-school and early childhood programs  - to give our youth born into poverty a fighting chance to achieve the promise of America.”


About The Children’s Aid Society
The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call Anthony Ramos at (212) 949-4938, email or visit