Millionaires to Congress: Raise our taxes!

On 13 September 2011 I had reported: “Some very rich want to pay more taxes.”

They ask for it again:

Millionaires to US Congress: Raise our taxes

By ALAN FRAM – Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress’ deficit-reduction supercommittee face daily pressure from groups defending programs like Social Security, veterans benefits and defense spending from cuts. This week will offer something different: Millionaires insisting that their own taxes be raised.

A group called Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength is sending about two dozen of its members to the Capitol on Wednesday to ask lawmakers to boost taxes on people earning at least $1 million a year. They say they have planned meetings with seven members of the deficit-cutting panel or their staffs, plus others sessions including with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and even Grover Norquist, the conservative anti-tax activist.

The group claims more than 200 members, mostly Democrats and progressives, organizers say. Leaders say their ranks include Ben Cohen, a founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream; fashion figure Susie Buell; the actress Edie Falco and executives from major Internet companies like Google and Ask.com.
“Any deal reached by the supercommittee that does not ask millionaires to pay their fair share should be vetoed,” the group said Monday in an email.

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Who is rejecting this? Some of the other rich.

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