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Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Agenda Project: Patriotic Millionaires

h/t Progressive Advocacy

Two powerful quotes in this video clip:

"Rich people are not the cause of a robust economy - they're the result of a robust economy."

"Tax me, because my country, our country, means more than my money."


2 comments:

  1. If you want to be taxed at a higher rate, then break out your checkbook and send a check to the IRS!! Until then, your just full of gas!!!

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  2. @Anonymous
    Please take another look at the very first person speaking: Charles Fink, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

    Someone who "breaks out his checkbook" professionally.

    It's right there, on screen, not five seconds into the clip.

    Now, I'm not sure if you're missing the point of the argument, or rejecting it, but I'll try to restate it in simpler terms:

    The government, by giving more money to millionaires in the form of tax breaks, has less money to spend on the things America needs.

    It's not about any one individual: it's about a class of people.

    It's also not making a donation to the IRS: it's about "what we pay for civilized society."

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