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Patriotic Millionaires send video message to Congress asking for higher taxes

The Patriotic Millionaires, a group of millionaires who believe that government should increase the tax rate for millionaires, released a video calling on congress to raise their taxes.

The group, organized by The Agenda Project, seeks to end the Bush Tax Cuts that Obama extended last year, saying that it is unfair to give tax cuts to people in the highest income bracket.

“You decided our country needed less money, and millionaires like me needed more,” says the script of the video, read by a series of millionaires who signed the original petition.

“Less money for roads to transfer our products, for high speed internet to build our technology companies, for science research, education, for universities, and research to spark our innovation,” they say.

“Rich people are not the cause of a robust economy, they’re the result of a robust economy,” one says.

A series of millionaires explain how the government, or government funded entities like public schools, have contributed to their success.

“Tax me,” one concludes, “because my country, our country, means more than my money.”

  • OldNavyChief

    If they want to pay more taxes they are free to do so.

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  • MJHBAMA

    Patriots they are not. Whether smart or lucky, they are wealthy beyond the average liberal’s avarice. They don’t need to be taxed heavier. They don’t need to become philanthropists and pass the money out among the unemployed. What they need to do is invest the extra money they are bragging about in jobs for those unemployed who want one. Get it back in the economy, don’t hoard it, don’t give it to any of our civil servants, and absolutely do not throw it away on someone who needs it but won’t appreciate it.