The "Patriotic Millionaires" aren't quite so generous with their own money

Back on my old site, I had a widget in the sidebar in which you could voluntarily donate money to the United States Treasury — and it didn’t go through either my site or myself personally — if you believed that you were undertaxed. And I have now added that widget to the sidebar on THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL. If you believe that you are undertaxed, you can use the sidebar widget, or simply click on the button to the left in this post.

I bring this up due to an article from The Daily Caller:

‘Patriotic millionaires’ demand higher taxes, but unwilling to pay up

By Michelle Fields – The Daily Caller

WASHINGTON — Two dozen “patriotic millionaires” traveled to the Capitol on Wednesday to demand that Congress raise taxes on wealthy Americans.

The Daily Caller attended their press conference with an iPad, which displayed the Treasury Department’s donation page, to find out if any of the “patriotic millionaires” were willing to put their money where their mouth is.


Videography by Direna Cousins

Now, perhaps The Daily Caller didn’t get around to asking all of the two dozen patriotic millionaires or they might have gotten a positive response, or perhaps they even did get a positive response or two, and edited it out. But I’d bet a case of Mountain Dew that they didn’t get a positive response. At least for the 1%ers the Daily Caller caught on video, it wasn’t about them paying their “fair share,” but compelling other people to pay what they think they should pay. Quite frankly, a little less hypocrisy from them would sell their cause a lot better, but I don’t expect them to change.

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