Here’s a bunch of millionaires petitioning to pay higher taxes, but when they were put on the spot, they refuse to donate to the US Treasury Department.
This brings me back to the smoke & mirrors campaign of Warren Buffet. Think what you want about NJ Governor, Chris Christie, but he earned a lot of respect from me when he told Warren Buffet to finally ‘just write a check and shut up’ about supposedly “wanting” to pay more in taxes.
The reality is that Warren Buffet makes so much damn money that he wouldn’t care WHAT rate he was taxed at. He’s at the end of his life and clearly no longer cares for the money, especially considering the fact that he gave almost all of it away to Bill Gate’s charity anyway.
Increasing the taxes on those that make $100k+ doesn’t hurt the ultra-rich, it hurts the middle class and the lower tiers of the upper class. You know, those families that make good money, but not enough to stow away millions in off-shore accounts or setup shell-corporations to get their effective tax rate below 15%.
I used to admire Buffet, but he’s become a righteous, delusional prick ever since he gave away the majority of his fortune.