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.”