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Saying Paying Taxes Is Patriotic Is Evidence That You’re Unpatriotic
Posted By John Hawkins On April 15, 2011 @ 5:28 pm In NewsReal Blog | Comments Disabled
Because most Americans have a high opinion of patriotism and most liberals aren’t patriotic, liberals keep trying to come up with new definitions of patriotism that have nothing to do with loving your country.
One group of millionaires, however, is saying that they are more than willing to pay more for the good of their country.
The “Patriotic Millionaires” penned a letter to Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and House Speaker John Boehner, urging them to “increase taxes on incomes over $1,000,000.”
The Millionaires—a group that includes producer and director Doug Liman, actress Edie Falco, the founder of Ask.com, and top Google engineers—wrote that the United States has helped them succeed financially, and they are willing to help the country do the same.
“Our country has been good to us. It provided a foundation through which we could succeed,” the group wrote. “Now, we want to do our part to keep that foundation strong so that others can succeed as we have.”
According to Alison Goldberg of the group Wealth for the Common Good, raising tax rates on millionaires could raise $60 billion to $80 billion a year in revenue.
“This small monetary sacrifice is both an ethical and patriotic decision, made in the hopes of allowing the United States of America to continue to be a leader economically, politically, and morally,” said Garrett Gruener, founder of Ask.com.
Wow, what a sacrifice!
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