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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Millionaires and billionaires told Congress not to cut their taxes

A group of more than 400 U.S. billionaires and millionaires are sending a letter to Congress this week urging GOP leaders not to cut their taxes, according to The Washington Post.

The Post on Sunday reported that the message presses Congress not to pass any tax bill that increases the debt and “further exacerbates inequality.”

The group of wealthy Americans includes CEOs, doctors, entrepreneurs and lawyers say that Republicans are mistaken for reducing taxes on the wealthiest U.S. families at this time.

The coalition maintains in their letter that Congress should instead raise taxes on rich people like them, citing the high national debt and major wealth inequality.

“I think a tax cut is absurd,” said Robert “Bob” Crandall, a former American Airlines CEO whose name is on the message.

“[Republicans are] saying we can’t afford to spend money, but we can afford to give rich people a huge tax break,” he added. “This makes no sense.”

“I have a big income. If my income gets bigger, I’m not going to invest more. I’ll just save more.”

The plea was assembled by Responsible Wealth, a liberal organization that advocates for progressive causes.

The letter’s signers include billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros and philanthropist Steven Rockefeller.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

No way, social responsibility? Unheard of.

Anonymous said...

it came from the wapo don't believe it

Anonymous said...

don't believe CONgress, ever!

Anonymous said...

if they have so much money why not pay the taxes of the less fortunate.

Anonymous said...

But leave their subsidies alone.

Anonymous said...

What happened? These are the ones who supported Obama and his policies such as 'Share The Wealth". Proves the rich will do everything possible to not share their wealth. They want the lesser citizens to pay more than their fare share.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe this for a minute!