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.