Millionaires to Congress: Raise Our Taxes

The org Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength is lobbying Congress today, asking that rich Americans be taxed more as a way of solving the country’s fiscal woes.

“We want to pay more taxes,” said Doug Edwards, a former marketing director for Google, per CNN. “If you’re fortunate, and you make more than a million dollars a year, you ought to pay more taxes.”

Hollywood hasn’t exactly been rushing to support the effort — no stars were among the two dozen or so who trekked to Capitol Hill — but the ranks of Patriotic Millionaires include Edie Falco and Abigail Disney. Moby, producer Rene Balcer and director Paul Haggis have signed their names to past Patriotic Millionaires petitions. Other entertainment figures like Ron Howard and Mark Cuban have expressed support for the Buffett Rule, or Warren Buffett’s call for millionaires to be taxed at the same rate as the middle class.

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  1. Prof Shadow says:

    This is so disingenuous….raise “our” taxes means raise “everyone’s” taxes.
    We all know by now that you can make a voluntary contribution to the US Government at
    They could also NOT take any deductions.
    But their ploy is just obvious. Painfully so. Either that, or they are all just ….. you know what they are…

  2. Jack Marino says:

    These people are all idiots. They want to throw their money away, the government is a black hole and congress will take all you have. Why don’t these brain dead zombies INVEST in people and create jobs! Put their billions in a trust so people like myself can use that money to make independent films to put people to work. Invest in small business, the government won’t support the private sector. All my funding came from private investors but guys like Cuban and Howard can set up a fund that can be use to ignite the entrepreneurs out there. Why is it these people have so much damn money and they are dumber then dirt. All they know how to do is spend it on themselves. This idea of wanting to pay more taxes is liberal guilt from making billions too fast in life. Get creative and do something productive like INVEST in your fellow American entrepreneur.

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