Friday, November 26, 2010

Patriotic Millionaires Ask To Have Taxes Raised

Guilty, lefty millionaires have written the President a letter asking him to raise their taxes.  Apparently, donating the extra money isn't good enough for them, because voluntary donations "don't work".  Oh, I don't know.  Go ahead.  Give it a try.

My sense is that the kinds of folks signing letters like this are people who make well in excess of a million a year, putting basic issues like taxation and spending out of the realm of everyday concerns.  Once you no longer worry about things like college tuition and property taxes, it is EASY--no CLICHE--to start to feel guilty about your money.

I hope never to get to that point.  I want to always be very, very protective of my money.


Mudge said...

"I hope never to get to that point [of feeling guilty about having too much money]"

Get married and you'll never have to.

"The Hammer" said...

Aren't Americans allowed to give their money to whom they choose. If Buffet and Gates want to write a check to the Treasury, or the Gates Foundation or Acorn or any entity be it individual, corporation or non-profit are they not allowed? So who's stopping them?
People with money do a Hell of a lot more good investing and creating than giving it to the government to redistribute, which more often than not hurts society. So gentlemen, butt the Hell out. Do what you want with YOUR money and let others do what they want with THEIR money.

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