Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength

We are writing to ask you to do the right thing for our country and REJECT ANY Super Committee deal that does not raise tax rates on incomes over $1 million to AT LEAST 39.6%, REGARDLESS of how many deductions are eliminated.

Private jets shouldn’t have been tax deductible in the first place.

Thank you,
Patriotic Millionaires and Patriotic Americans

Letter to the super committee
Dear Mr President

We are writing to urge you to put our country ahead of politics.

For the fiscal health of our nation and the well-being of our fellow citizens, we ask that you increase taxes on incomes over $1,000,000.

We make this request as loyal citizens who now or in the past earned an income of $1,000,000 per year or more.

Our country faces a choice – we can pay our debts and build for the future, or we can shirk our financial responsibilities and cripple our nation’s potential.

Our country has been good to us. It provided a foundation through which we could succeed. Now, we want to do our part to keep that foundation strong so that others can succeed as we have.

Please do the right thing for our country. Raise our taxes.

Thank you,

EVELYN ALDRICH-WINTHROP
Rumson, NJ

MICHAEL ALEXANDER
El Macero, CA

Cynda Collins Arsenault
Superior, CO

Jacob B
New York, NY

WD B
Aspen, CO

MICHAEL BARR
Baltimore, MD

HENRY BEAN
New York, NY

Dick Beattie
New York, NY

Paul Beirne
New York, NY

Lawrence B. Benenson*
New York, NY

Daniel Berger
Philadelphia, PA

D.A.
San Francisco, CA

N.A.
Dallas, TX

Robert S. Bowditch
Brookline, MA

Brady Brim-Deforest*
Los Angeles, CA

David A. Brown
Berkeley, CA

Mark Buell
San Francisco, CA

Susie Buell
San Francisco, CA

Doug Carlston
San Rafael, CA

David Chiang
Las Vegas, NV

JEROME CLELAND
San Diego, CA

Tom and Noel Congdon
Denver, CO

ROY CRAWFORD
Whitesburg, KY

A D
Sacramento, CA

SCOTT DELMAN
New York, NY

David desJardins
Burlingame, CA

Abigail Disney
New York, NY

BILL DONALDSON
Redford, MI

MARTA DRURY
San Francisco, CA

DOUG EDWARDS
Los Altos, CA

Paul and Joanne Egerman*
Boston, MA

JAY EISENHOFER
New York, NY

Niko Elmaleh
New York, NY

DAN F.
Greenwich, CT

Edie Falco
New York, NY

Ronald Feldman
New York, NY

JERRY FIDDLER
Berkeley, CA

Christopher Findlater
Naples, FL

Charlie Fink
Washington, DC

JONATHAN FISHER
Seattle, WA

RICHARD FOOS

ERIC FREDRICKSON
Los Gatos, CA

JOHN FULLERTON
Rye, NY

Ron Garret, PhD
Emerald Hills, CA

BILL GAWTHROP
Yorkville, CA

DREW GINSBURG
Dallas, TX

STEVEN GLUCKSTERN
San Francisco, CA

David Goldschmidt
Princeton, NJ

JOSH GORDON
Las Vegas, NV

Linda Gottlieb
New York, NY

Garrett Gruener*
Oakland, CA

JEFF GURAL
New York, NY

Nathan Hadfield*
Provo, UT

BRUCE HELMER
Chanhassen, MN

Suzanne and Lawrence Hess*
San Diego, CA

ARNOLD HIATT
Boston, MA

KENNY HILLMAN

LEO HINDERY, JR.
New York, NY

Bill Janeway
New York, NY

Frank Jernigan*
San Francisco, CA

Melissa C. Johnsen*
Kirkwood, MO

John S. Johnson
New York, NY

Rob Johnson
New York, NY

WAYNE JORDAN
Oakland, CA

William Jurika
Piedmont, CA

JOSEPH KAEMPFER
Mclean, VA

AL KAHN
New York, NY

JOEL KANTER
Vienna, VA

Josh Kanter
Sandy, UT

ROB S. KAPLAN
New York, NY

Rochelle Kaplan
Salt Lake City, UT

JANE KATCHER

John Katzman
New York, NY

John Kortenhaus*
Plano, TX

DAL LAMAGNA
Poulsbo, WA

STEVE LARRSON
Fairfax, WA

JOAN LEIBOVICH
Boston, MA

David Levine*
New York, NY

Mary & Charles Liebman*
IL

Doug L
New York, NY

Art Lipson
Salt Lake City, UT

Eugene Long
Plymouth Meeting, PA

ALEXANDER M
Los Altos, CA

MICHEL MARKS
Red Bank, NJ

WIN MCCORMACK
Portland, OR

DOC MCCOY
Fort Worth, TX

GERALD MCHUGH
Philadelphia, PA

TERENCE MEEHAN
New York, NY

Dennis Mehiel
New York, NY

DIANE MEYER SIMON
Santa Barbara, CA

HERB MILLER
Washington, DC

Vibhu Mittal
Palo Alto, CA

KEN MORRIS
San Francisco, CA

STEVEN NAGOURNEY
New York, NY

SHEKAR NARASIMHAN
Mclean, VA

Chris Nelson
Barrington, RI

KELLY NELSON

WENDY NEU
New York, NY

Peter Norvig*
Palo Alto, CA

LARRY NUSBAUM
Phoenix, AZ

Frank Patitucci*
Pleasanton, PA

RAKITA PAYNE
Virginia Beach, VA

Morris and Barbara Pearl
New York, NY

Judy Piggot*
Seattle, WA

Rebecca Pontikes*

Catherine Raphael*

ANDY RAPPAPORT
Menlo Park, CA

GREAT NECK RICHMAN
New York, NY

NOURIEL ROUBINI
New York, NY

Jonathan Rose
New York, NY

MICHAEL SALAKO
DeSoto, TX

Guy and Jeanine Saperstein
Piedmont, CA

Heike Schmitz
Palo Alto, CA

Fritz Schneider*
San Francisco, CA

DAVID SCHROEDERS
Sarasota, FL

JAMES SEILER
Alpine, NJ

SYBIL SHAINWALD
New York, NY

Ed Shufro

Craig Silverstein
Mountain View, CA

Michael Steinhardt
New York, NY

DAN STEVENS
Naples, FL

SARAH STRANAHAN

SANDOR AND FAYE STRAUS
Lafayette, CA

SIMON STRAUSS
New York, NY

PAT STRYKER
Fort Collins, CO

MAUREEN TATE
Philadelphia, PA

WHITNEY TILSON
New York, NY

Andrew Tobias
New York, NY

BETH UFFNER
New York, NY

SUSAN VAN DOLSEN
Rye, NY

PHILLIPE VILLERS
Concord, MA

CHRISTY AND SCOTT WALLACE
Washington, DC

ROSS WALLER
Lexington, VA

David Watson
Oakland, CA

ANGELA WB
New York, NY

Peter Weinberger
New York, NY

Bernard and Carol Winograd
New York, NY
http://patrioticmillionaires.org/
Statement to the Press
http://patrioticmillionaires.org/StatementToThePress.pdf

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to put their money where their mouth is, you get the hilarity that is the video in the link below (sorry, couldn't get it to embed). If you look closely at some of the name tags, you might just see some of wolfie's "friends" make an appearance.

'Patriotic millionaires' demand higher taxes, but unwilling to pay up

It's a true shame that you can find a plurality of millionaires that can't do basic math.

If we confiscated all the incomes of the rich with a 100% income tax, it would just come up short on covering the obscene amount of the federal budget deficit.

What ails the United States federal government is not a shortfall in tax revenue. No, as ever, and as I struggle each year to remind people, the problem is EXCESSIVE SPENDING AND BORROWING. We borrow 40 cents on each dollar now, and that's largely being done to fool the common American into not understanding that we entered the Second Great Depression in 2008. So deception is part of the more basic problem.

At any rate, none of these millionaires is being stopped from cutting the federal government a fat check each year to make up the perceived shortfall. But that's not what they want. Taking money from OTHER people is what they want. So they must all be Liberals.

I encourage all those who feel they aren't paying enough in taxes to voluntarily write a check to the federal government.

Especially:

Nancy Pelosi- since it was under her 'leadership' that the deficit went from billions of dollars to trillions of dollars and the national debt rose by 33%.

Harry Reid- see above.

Michael Moore.

Alec Baldwin...actually, any member of the Hollywood Left

Tom DeLay- oh, wait. He's in prison right?

Any CEO/Executive from the banking industry who assisted in policies or practices that nearly brought down our banking system in 2008.

All political action committees.

GE- in fact, paying taxes would be a new thing for them.

Big Multi-national Corporations- you could start by not taking the ridiculous loopholes that allow many of you to skate on paying taxes...or and stop extorting money from municipalities to keep your jobs there.

And Big Unions- perhaps they can use their dues for a greater purpose then protecting their political power by helping to pay down the debt.

Meanwhile, the rest of us will simply muddle on while our representatives in Washington D.C. continue the Kabuki Dance of Destruction towards financial collapse.

Political Championship Wrestling- putting politics in proper perspective by presenting it as pro wrestling.

Coming in January, a political satire about the sorry state of American Politics- Jesusland vs. Progressiveville.

Hey I'm a poor retiree. Explain to me how the FUCK it's fair that that group of people or any other group of people should have to pay a greater percentage of their income in taxes than any other group?
It's jealousy, nothing more. What is a fair percentage of someones money to be given to someone else?

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

Hey, it's the progressive tax system. I understand the rationale behind it, but I'm more than willing to trash it for a real flat tax. But the rich don't want that either. They want to exclude their capital gains from all taxation, asserting some sort of horseshit natural exclusion since it's "investment capital" and that it "creates jobs".

Taxes can't be fixed in the nation until everyone says "we'll pay the same % since that's fair". The rich don't want fair. The middle class doesn't want fair. The poor don't want fair. So it can't be fair. And with capital mobility ever rising, the rich will eventually become totally untaxed.

I believe Wolfman's signatures represent at least 52% of the population!

What those evil Bush tax cuts will do.

http://finance.yahoo.com/taxes/article/113757/higher-taxes-next-year-fox...

How will it affect you?

MikeyA

When are you going to get it through your head, if the government could take ALL of the wealth of ALL of the billionaires in the US they STILL couldn't put a dent in the debt.
Cutting cost/waste is the ONLY solution.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

RI gov. signs sweeping public pension overhaul
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501363_162-57327893/ri-gov-signs-sweeping-pu...

(AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island's governor has signed into law sweeping changes to the state's public pension system.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) said Friday the measure will help restore the state's fiscal health and prevent the need for tax hikes or budget cuts to pay for escalating pension costs.

The new law is intended to save billions of dollars in future years by suspending retiree pension increases, raising retirement ages and creating a new benefit plan combining traditional pensions with 401(k)-style accounts. The changes will affect 66,000 active and retired state workers, teachers and municipal employees.

Chafee signed the measure a day after lawmakers overwhelmingly passed it. Without the changes, Rhode Island needs $7 billion to fully fund its pension fund.

Public-sector unions have vowed to file a lawsuit challenging the new law.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

I don't live in Rhode Island, and I'm not a retired state worker dimwit.
If anything, your post shows the need for SB5 type of legislation all over the country.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

The anonymous JeepMaker is a brave soul behind his hidden name. Why not tell all of your former workers who you really are?

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Why? So you can intimidate him. That's why we oppose cardcheck.

Never trust anyone who lies in bed with the mob to handle things reasonably.

MikeyA

I might end up with a brick with a bullet tied on it tossed through my window. Then I might have to send one back, at about 1000 fps.
I'm sure you remember the incident I refer to.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

Were you the one who drove the Toyota get away car?

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

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